Prison population (per 100,000 people)

Prison population (per 100,000 people)

Number of adult and juvenile prisoners (including pre-trial detainees, unless otherwise noted), expressed per 100,000 people.

Source: International Centre for Prison Studies (2013). World Prison Population List (10th edition). Accessed, December, 2013

http://www.prisonstudies.org/

Data in the tables are those available to the Human Development Report Office as of 15 November, 2013, unless otherwise specified.

HDI Rank

Country

2013

.. Very high human development

283

.. High human development

186

.. Medium human development

63

.. Low human development

71

1 Norway

72

2 Australia

130

3 Switzerland

82

4 Netherlands

82

5 United States

716

6 Germany

79

7 New Zealand

192

8 Canada

118

9 Singapore

230

10 Denmark

73

11 Ireland

88

12 Sweden

67

13 Iceland

47

14 United Kingdom

148

15 Korea (Republic of)

99

15 Hong Kong, China (SAR)

128

17 Japan

51

18 Liechtenstein

24

19 Israel

223

20 France

98

21 Luxembourg

122

21 Belgium

108

21 Austria

98

24 Finland

58

25 Slovenia

66

26 Italy

106

27 Spain

147

28 Czech Republic

154

29 Greece

111

30 Brunei Darussalam

122

31 Qatar

60

32 Cyprus

106

33 Estonia

238

34 Saudi Arabia

162

35 Poland

217

35 Lithuania

329

37 Slovakia

187

37 Andorra

38

39 Malta

145

40 United Arab Emirates

238

41 Portugal

136

41 Chile

266

43 Hungary

186

44 Cuba

510

44 Bahrain

275

46 Kuwait

137

47 Croatia

108

48 Latvia

304

49 Argentina

147

50 Uruguay

281

51 Montenegro

208

51 Bahamas

444

53 Belarus

335

54 Romania

155

55 Libya

81

56 Oman

61

57 Russian Federation

475

58 Bulgaria

151

59 Barbados

521

60 Palau

295

61 Antigua and Barbuda

403

62 Malaysia

132

63 Mauritius

202

64 Trinidad and Tobago

281

65 Panama

411

65 Lebanon

118

67 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

161

68 Costa Rica

314

69 Turkey

179

70 Kazakhstan

295

71 Seychelles

709

71 Mexico

210

73 Sri Lanka

132

73 Saint Kitts and Nevis

714

75 Iran (Islamic Republic of)

284

76 Azerbaijan

413

77 Serbia

142

77 Jordan

95

79 Grenada

424

79 Georgia

225

79 Brazil

274

82 Peru

202

83 Ukraine

305

84 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

122

84 Belize

476

86 Bosnia and Herzegovina

80

87 Armenia

164

88 Fiji

174

89 Thailand

398

90 Tunisia

199

91 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

376

91 China

121

93 Dominica

391

93 Algeria

162

95 Albania

158

96 Jamaica

152

97 Saint Lucia

317

98 Ecuador

149

98 Colombia

245

100 Tonga

150

100 Suriname

186

102 Dominican Republic

240

103 Turkmenistan

224

103 Mongolia

287

103 Maldives

307

106 Samoa

228

107 Palestine, State of

..

108 Indonesia

59

109 Botswana

205

110 Egypt

80

111 Paraguay

118

112 Gabon

196

113 Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

140

114 Moldova (Republic of)

188

115 El Salvador

422

116 Uzbekistan

152

117 Philippines

111

118 Syrian Arab Republic

58

118 South Africa

294

120 Iraq

110

121 Viet Nam

145

121 Guyana

260

123 Cape Verde

267

124 Micronesia (Federated States of)

80

125 Kyrgyzstan

181

125 Guatemala

105

127 Namibia

191

128 Timor-Leste

25

129 Morocco

220

129 Honduras

153

131 Vanuatu

76

132 Nicaragua

153

133 Tajikistan

130

133 Kiribati

114

135 India

30

136 Cambodia

106

136 Bhutan

135

138 Ghana

54

139 Lao People's Democratic Republic

69

140 Congo

31

141 Zambia

119

142 Sao Tome and Principe

128

142 Bangladesh

42

144 Equatorial Guinea

95

145 Nepal

48

146 Pakistan

39

147 Kenya

121

148 Swaziland

284

149 Angola

105

150 Myanmar

120

151 Rwanda

492

152 Nigeria

32

152 Cameroon

119

154 Yemen

55

155 Madagascar

87

156 Zimbabwe

129

157 Solomon Islands

55

157 Papua New Guinea

48

159 Tanzania (United Republic of)

78

159 Comoros

16

161 Mauritania

45

162 Lesotho

121

163 Senegal

64

164 Uganda

97

165 Benin

75

166 Togo

64

166 Sudan

56

168 Haiti

96

169 Afghanistan

76

170 Djibouti

83

171 Côte d'Ivoire

34

172 Gambia

56

173 Ethiopia

136

174 Malawi

76

175 Liberia

46

176 Mali

36

177 Guinea-Bissau

..

178 Mozambique

65

179 Guinea

25

180 Burundi

72

181 Burkina Faso

28

182 Eritrea

..

183 Sierra Leone

52

184 Chad

41

185 Central African Republic

19

186 Congo (Democratic Republic of the)

33

187 Niger

42

.. South Sudan

65

.. Tuvalu

120

.. Somalia

..

.. San Marino

6

.. Nauru

277

.. Monaco

73

.. Marshall Islands

58

.. Korea (Democratic People's Rep. of)

..


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