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Prisoners per capita (most recent) by country

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Since: Oct 08

Beijing, China

#1 Mar 10, 2011
Prisoners per capita (most recent) by country

Rank Countries Amount
# 1 United States: 715 per 100,000 people
# 2 Russia: 584 per 100,000 people
# 3 Belarus: 554 per 100,000 people
# 4 Palau: 523 per 100,000 people
# 5 Belize: 459 per 100,000 people
# 6 Suriname: 437 per 100,000 people
# 7 Dominica: 420 per 100,000 people
# 8 Ukraine: 416 per 100,000 people
# 9 Bahamas, The: 410 per 100,000 people
# 10 South Africa: 402 per 100,000 people
# 11 Kyrgyzstan: 390 per 100,000 people
# 12 Singapore: 388 per 100,000 people
# 13 Kazakhstan: 386 per 100,000 people
# 14 Barbados: 367 per 100,000 people
# 15 Panama: 354 per 100,000 people
# 16 Trinidad and Tobago: 351 per 100,000 people
# 17 Thailand: 340 per 100,000 people
= 18 Estonia: 339 per 100,000 people
= 18 Latvia: 339 per 100,000 people
# 20 Saint Kitts and Nevis: 338 per 100,000 people
# 21 Grenada: 333 per 100,000 people
# 22 Botswana: 327 per 100,000 people
# 23 Swaziland: 324 per 100,000 people
# 24 Mongolia: 303 per 100,000 people
# 25 Antigua and Barbuda: 278 per 100,000 people
# 26 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 270 per 100,000 people
# 27 Namibia: 267 per 100,000 people
# 28 Tunisia: 253 per 100,000 people
# 29 Taiwan: 250 per 100,000 people
# 30 Saint Lucia: 243 per 100,000 people
# 31 Lithuania: 234 per 100,000 people
# 32 Costa Rica: 229 per 100,000 people
# 33 Iran: 226 per 100,000 people
# 34 Mauritius: 214 per 100,000 people
# 35 Poland: 210 per 100,000 people
# 36 Uruguay: 209 per 100,000 people
# 37 Seychelles: 207 per 100,000 people
# 38 Chile: 204 per 100,000 people
# 39 Azerbaijan: 198 per 100,000 people
# 40 Romania: 193 per 100,000 people
# 41 Uzbekistan: 184 per 100,000 people
# 42 Czech Republic: 178 per 100,000 people
= 43 Morocco: 176 per 100,000 people
= 43 Jamaica: 176 per 100,000 people
# 45 Guyana: 175 per 100,000 people
# 46 Israel: 174 per 100,000 people
# 47 Libya: 173 per 100,000 people
# 48 Honduras: 172 per 100,000 people
= 49 Mexico: 169 per 100,000 people
= 49 Brazil: 169 per 100,000 people
= 51 Slovakia: 165 per 100,000 people
= 51 Hungary: 165 per 100,000 people
= 53 Malaysia: 161 per 100,000 people
= 53 Tajikistan: 161 per 100,000 people
# 55 New Zealand: 160 per 100,000 people
# 56 El Salvador: 158 per 100,000 people
# 57 Dominican Republic: 157 per 100,000 people
# 58 Bahrain: 155 per 100,000 people
# 59 Georgia: 148 per 100,000 people
# 60 Lebanon: 146 per 100,000 people
# 61 Spain: 144 per 100,000 people
= 62 Lesotho: 143 per 100,000 people
= 62 Nicaragua: 143 per 100,000 people
= 64 Madagascar: 130 per 100,000 people
= 64 Portugal: 130 per 100,000 people
= 66 Cameroon: 129 per 100,000 people
= 66 Burundi: 129 per 100,000 people
# 68 Bulgaria: 127 per 100,000 people
# 69 Colombia: 126 per 100,000 people
# 70 Zambia: 121 per 100,000 people
# 71 China: 119 per 100,000 people

Since: Oct 08

Beijing, China

#2 Mar 10, 2011
# 72 Fiji: 117 per 100,000 people
= 73 Canada: 116 per 100,000 people
= 73 Australia: 116 per 100,000 people
= 73 Tanzania: 116 per 100,000 people
# 76 Netherlands: 112 per 100,000 people
= 77 Luxembourg: 111 per 100,000 people
= 77 Kenya: 111 per 100,000 people
= 79 Central African Republic: 110 per 100,000 people
= 79 Algeria: 110 per 100,000 people
= 79 Saudi Arabia: 110 per 100,000 people
# 82 Rwanda: 109 per 100,000 people
# 83 Argentina: 107 per 100,000 people
= 84 Tonga: 106 per 100,000 people
= 84 Jordan: 106 per 100,000 people
= 86 Albania: 105 per 100,000 people
= 86 Sri Lanka: 105 per 100,000 people
# 88 Peru: 104 per 100,000 people
= 89 Kuwait: 102 per 100,000 people
= 89 Bolivia: 102 per 100,000 people
= 91 Austria: 100 per 100,000 people
= 91 Italy: 100 per 100,000 people
# 93 Germany: 96 per 100,000 people
= 94 Qatar: 95 per 100,000 people
= 94 France: 95 per 100,000 people
# 96 Philippines: 94 per 100,000 people
# 97 Syria: 93 per 100,000 people
= 98 Armenia: 92 per 100,000 people
= 98 Turkey: 92 per 100,000 people
# 100 Andorra: 90 per 100,000 people
# 101 Belgium: 88 per 100,000 people
= 102 Yemen: 83 per 100,000 people
= 102 Greece: 83 per 100,000 people
= 104 Benin: 81 per 100,000 people
= 104 Oman: 81 per 100,000 people
# 106 Sao Tome and Principe: 79 per 100,000 people
# 107 Venezuela: 76 per 100,000 people
= 108 Sweden: 75 per 100,000 people
= 108 Paraguay: 75 per 100,000 people
= 110 Switzerland: 72 per 100,000 people
= 110 Denmark: 72 per 100,000 people
= 110 Malta: 72 per 100,000 people
= 113 Vietnam: 71 per 100,000 people
= 113 Finland: 71 per 100,000 people
# 115 Malawi: 70 per 100,000 people
# 116 Guatemala: 68 per 100,000 people
# 117 Papua New Guinea: 66 per 100,000 people
= 118 Norway: 64 per 100,000 people
= 118 Croatia: 64 per 100,000 people
# 120 Djibouti: 61 per 100,000 people
= 121 Ecuador: 59 per 100,000 people
= 121 Pakistan: 59 per 100,000 people
= 121 Slovenia: 59 per 100,000 people
= 124 Tuvalu: 56 per 100,000 people

Since: Oct 08

Beijing, China

#4 Mar 10, 2011
freedom?if you are an American,you have more chance to get locked up and put behind bars in your life time than any other people in the world.
Zhong Hua

Surabaya, Indonesia

#5 Mar 10, 2011
Some Americans are hypocrite. They have gone so far as willing to intervene in Libya.
Why didn't they intervene when Suharto and his followers killed about two million people between 1965 and 1967, and exiled without trial to Buru Island hundred of thousand people ?
What about Chille under Pinochet Regime.
What about Israel in Gaza ?
What about Argentina under Vidella ?
prison guard

La Porte, IN

#6 Mar 10, 2011
People are incarcerated because they commit crimes. USA has a higher crime rate than most other countries. Therefore, there are more prisons and prisoners. We are fortunate to have a government that looks after the well-being of its citizens by removing criminals from the streets. Note: people are treated innocent until proven guilty in the USA and all defendants have the right to a fair trial. The USA has a very advanced criminal justice system.
YIKES

New York, NY

#7 Mar 10, 2011
I knew the American Goons would imprison most of its own people.
old china

Chengdu, China

#8 Mar 10, 2011
prison guard wrote:
People are incarcerated because they commit crimes. USA has a higher crime rate than most other countries. Therefore, there are more prisons and prisoners. We are fortunate to have a government that looks after the well-being of its citizens by removing criminals from the streets. Note: people are treated innocent until proven guilty in the USA and all defendants have the right to a fair trial. The USA has a very advanced criminal justice system.
The USA seemingly has a very advanced criminal system as well.

Since: Oct 08

Beijing, China

#9 Mar 10, 2011
prison guard wrote:
People are incarcerated because they commit crimes. USA has a higher crime rate than most other countries. Therefore, there are more prisons and prisoners. We are fortunate to have a government that looks after the well-being of its citizens by removing criminals from the streets.
why..?what makes the people there so violent?and why after so many criminals have been removed from the steets the streets there are still not safe?

Since: Oct 08

Beijing, China

#10 Mar 10, 2011
US many time calls other countries prison country or police country,but the truth is this title is undoubtedly reserved for US itself.

Since: Mar 08

United States

#11 Mar 10, 2011
prison guard wrote:
People are incarcerated because they commit crimes. USA has a higher crime rate than most other countries. Therefore, there are more prisons and prisoners. We are fortunate to have a government that looks after the well-being of its citizens by removing criminals from the streets. Note: people are treated innocent until proven guilty in the USA and all defendants have the right to a fair trial. The USA has a very advanced criminal justice system.
And why does US has a higher crime rate than most other countries? BTW, the prisons here are overcrowded and in many states prisoners are released early due to lack of funding.
African

Edmonton, Canada

#12 Mar 10, 2011
Zsari wrote:
<quoted text>
And why does US has a higher crime rate than most other countries? BTW, the prisons here are overcrowded and in many states prisoners are released early due to lack of funding.
Most prisoners in USA are blacks and Hispanics.

The system is designed in a way that is biased against some colored people. Some people really think that blacks and Hispanics are more violent and prone to committing crime.
DEMOCRACY SOMETIMES

New York, NY

#13 Mar 10, 2011
US system is racist!

Since: Mar 08

Long Island City, NY

#14 Mar 10, 2011
African wrote:
<quoted text>Most prisoners in USA are blacks and Hispanics.
The system is designed in a way that is biased against some colored people. Some people really think that blacks and Hispanics are more violent and prone to committing crime.
You just turn the discussion to a racial one, but do I have to remind you that countries with 100% blacks and Hispanics has lower crime rate than the US.
African

Edmonton, Canada

#15 Mar 10, 2011
Zsari wrote:
<quoted text>
You just turn the discussion to a racial one, but do I have to remind you that countries with 100% blacks and Hispanics has lower crime rate than the US.
The police there love to pick on blacks and hispanics, esp. blacks. They are biased and brutal.

I don't want to live in the US. It is better here.
WJB

New York, NY

#16 Mar 10, 2011
US is Racist!
old china

Chengdu, China

#17 Mar 10, 2011
prison guard wrote:
People are incarcerated because they commit crimes. USA has a higher crime rate than most other countries. Therefore, there are more prisons and prisoners. We are fortunate to have a government that looks after the well-being of its citizens by removing criminals from the streets. Note: people are treated innocent until proven guilty in the USA and all defendants have the right to a fair trial. The USA has a very advanced criminal justice system.
With all this fair treatment and human rights bull$hit, if you are a professional criminal does the State pay you a pension when you retire?
old china

Chengdu, China

#18 Mar 10, 2011
haidian wrote:
<quoted text>
why..?what makes the people there so violent?and why after so many criminals have been removed from the steets the streets there are still not safe?
Because people have guns it becomes necessary for everybody else to have guns to defend themselves and their homes and to enact crimes and defend themselves against being shot by the police who also have guns, not to mention the vast numbers of the military who come back from a tour of duty having been trained in the art of killing.(pause for breath) Small wonder that 30,000 Americans die every year. If they had any intelligence then they would have figured a way out of it but the democratic process is blocked by lobbyists who profit from the sale of guns.

Anyway, the reality is, if you haven't got a job because some investment banker has screwed up then how else are you going to rob him of his bonus if you haven't got a gun?

Since: Oct 08

Beijing, China

#19 Mar 10, 2011
in China,police officers dont have guns,and China has far less police than US per capita ,but still people dont mess with them.
prison guard

La Porte, IN

#20 Mar 10, 2011
i mean not to defend or attack any one race or group of people. leave it to the haters on this forum to do that. prison is meant for everyone regardless of race. maybe there are more blacks and hispanics in usa prisons because crime rates amongst blacks and hispanics are higher. but you must also realize that there are plenty of whites in usa prisons. usa is not a perfect country but it is better than places where people can bribe there way out of anything and corruption is the biggest source of power. let me feel the hate.
one spirit
WJB

New York, NY

#21 Mar 10, 2011
prison guard wrote:
i mean not to defend or attack any one race or group of people. leave it to the haters on this forum to do that. prison is meant for everyone regardless of race. maybe there are more blacks and hispanics in usa prisons because crime rates amongst blacks and hispanics are higher. but you must also realize that there are plenty of whites in usa prisons. usa is not a perfect country but it is better than places where people can bribe there way out of anything and corruption is the biggest source of power. let me feel the hate.
one spirit
You don't think racism plays a role in who is sent to prison?

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