Which Country Has the Most Prisoners?

Number of Prisoners (persons), 2012 or latest
Law & Crime | February 22, 2018
Excel Sheet

Based on a comparison of 61 countries in 2012, USA ranked the highest in number of prisoners with 2,228,400 persons followed by China and Russia. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 153 persons, Malta with 585 persons and Luxembourg with 633 persons.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Prisoners indicator page.