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Ranking Title Prison Population Total Prison Population Rate Pre-trial Detainees (%) Female Prisoners (%) Foreign Prisoners (%) Occupancy Level (%)
  Bolivia 19161 164 67.2 8.0 3.3 363.9
  Burkina Faso 7621 37 40.5 2.0 4.1 156.6
  Iceland 120 33 17.6 3.8 26.7 68.2
  Croatia 3413 84 28.3 4.6 5.7 87.1
  Uzbekistan 22900 68 10.0 80.0
  Ireland, Republic of 3665 73 17.3 4.0 13.0 83.8
  Nepal 25685 85 55.1 5.6 5.3 153.7
  Montenegro 1070 172 27.4 2.5 15.9 80.3
  Liechtenstein 9 23 75.0 0.0 75.0 45.0
  Cyprus (Republic of) 616 86 30.4 4.9 43.5 108.8
  Armenia 2197 74 37.1 3.5 4.1 41.1
  Andorra 43 55 42.2 11.1 88.5 30.3
  Kenya 42596 81 44.1 6.7 0.6 190.5
  North Macedonia 2175 105 8.4 2.2 4.8 72.0
  Bulgaria 7553 109 19.1 3.0 3.0 80.9
  Palau 94 522 4.1 4.3 6.5 162.1
  Philippines 215000 200 75.1 8.9 0.3 463.6
  Lebanon 10032 205 62.9 3.2 36.0 286.6
  China 1710000 121 8.4 0.4
  Honduras 21629 237 53.1 5.7 1.3 204.0
  Grenada 463 429 15.2 1.5 3.1 233.8
  Togo 5277 67 64.2 3.0 5.2 194.0
  Malawi 14060 71 17.8 1.1 0.2 200.9
  Madagascar 27903 102 56.8 5.8 0.1 237.4
  Turkey 281094 335 43.1 4.2 2.2 125.6
  Sweden 7000 68 27.2 6.1 22.1 101.6
  Serbia 10900 158 15.0 3.6 3.2 105.6
  Monaco 8 21 56.3 3.1 100.0 9.5
  Swaziland/eSwatini 3776 278 18.1 2.9 6.0 133.1
  Benin 8502 70 75.8 5.0 151.3
  New Caledonia (France) 441 154 12.1 1.6 106.5
  French Polynesia (France) 598 212 19.0 3.7 99.8
  Albania 4769 169 50.6 1.9 1.5 85.0
  Martinique (France) 715 186 37.0 2.9 96.9
  Guyana 1884 239 39.5 4.2 1.5 142.4
  Guadeloupe (France) 711 158 27.0 3.2 112.5
  Reunion (France) 1034 115 21.5 3.5 86.4
  Mayotte (France) 351 128 56.5 0.9 126.3
  Mexico 213493 165 41.7 5.4 1.2 96.5
  Switzerland 6906 80 42.2 5.8 69.6 93.5
  Norway 2653 49 25.2 6.3 29.0 73.0
  Hungary 16551 169 16.6 7.7 4.9 111.6
  Denmark 3968 68 38.2 4.4 30.1 98.9
  Republic of (South) Korea 53920 105 35.1 7.3 4.7 112.0
  Peru 96440 290 37.0 5.5 2.4 240.3
  Brazil 755274 357 30.4 4.9 0.3 170.7
  Ukraine 52609 148 37.2 3.9 1.7 68.3
  Fiji 2506 274 24.0 2.5 1.2 137.9
  Singapore 11619 195 9.8 11.0 11.0 79.2
  Finland 2910 53 23.6 8.3 17.1 101.1
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 1813 83 19.8 3.2 3.6 102.1
  Austria 8471 95 21.0 6.6 53.2 95.7
  Uruguay 11755 337 22.3 5.4 2.8 99.3
  Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 143 447 37.0 4.5 90.0
  Paraguay 16804 241 77.3 6.5 4.2 143.1
  Haiti 10905 97 75.0 4.2 454.4
  Greenland (Denmark) 126 225 31.7 13.8 0.9 76.8
  Ecuador 39251 224 37.0 6.7 8.1 133.2
  Antigua and Barbuda 287 302 37.0 4.8 30.6 191.3
  Japan 48429 38 12.1 8.2 5.7 56.6
  Burundi 12841 97 42.0 5.9 1.2 306.2
  Tunisia 22964 194 57.0 2.8 118.5
  Lithuania 6018 216 11.8 4.7 2.1 83.2
  Latvia 3319 175 27.8 8.6 1.9 68.8
  Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 763 64 14.4 1.9 2.4 50.9
  Macau (China) 1617 232 18.9 12.2 70.7 82.8
  Hong Kong (China) 6735 90 29.9 20.1 29.9 74.0
  Brunei Darussalam 1365 307 7.1 11.9 29.2 141.3
  Niger 10723 47 53.8 3.2 101.6
  Mozambique 19832 63 33.1 2.9 1.5 210.7
  Libya 9100 139 90.0 1.2 12.8 141.6
  Taiwan 60956 258 4.4 8.9 0.7 114.8
  Kuwait 4662 117 10.0 5.8 13.5 134.1
  Cambodia 36600 220 71.9 8.2 3.7 206.1
  Zambia 22823 123 28.0 3.0 2.1 303.0
  Uganda 55229 124 49.8 4.5 2.3 319.2
  Senegal 11547 68 39.7 2.7 10.7 129.7
  Mauritania 2321 53 38.2 1.8 11.2 101.8
  Gabon 4476 241 80.2 2.2
  Malaysia 68603 212 26.7 4.5 20.5 131.9
  Vietnam 123697 128 12.4 10.7 0.4
  Vanuatu 202 72 15.3 2.5 2.5 106.7
  Argentina 103209 230 45.9 4.8 6.5 122.1
  Tanzania 35803 59 51.0 3.4 3.7 115.7
  Moldova (Republic of) 6497 184 15.9 6.2 1.3 97.7
  Luxembourg 524 83 41.0 4.8 74.7 73.7
  Guinea (Republic of) 3782 28 60.0 3.0 2.7 156.8
  Germany 57600 69 20.6 5.6 24.0 78.7
  Nigeria 65824 32 73.8 1.9 0.3 146.8
  Slovenia 1122 53 26.0 4.8 29.8 84.4
  India 478600 35 69.1 4.2 1.2 118.5
  Pakistan 77275 38 62.1 1.6 1.2 133.8
  Jersey (United Kingdom) 139 129 28.1 4.3 25.2 69.5
  Barbados 874 300 56.2 2.6 13.8 70.7
  Rwanda 65000 511 7.5 7.4 0.3 101.3
  Sierra Leone 4732 60 29.5 1.5 0.5 220.2
  Guernsey (United Kingdom) 87 132 15.1 5.4 9.7 79.1
  Canada 38570 104 39.0 5.6 102.2
  Seychelles 320 324 12.5 6.3 1.3 53.8
  Australia 41060 160 31.9 7.7 17.1 112.2
  Panama 17895 415 38.7 5.1 10.1 122.6
  Guatemala 25538 142 49.2 11.2 3.2 372.0
  New Zealand 9469 188 36.5 6.6 3.0 93.8
  Dominican Republic 26782 243 61.4 2.8 8.1 183.2
  Jordan 20060 198 36.9 2.2 9.9 150.2
  Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) 695 52 23.2 4.1 3.8 185.3
  Liberia 2700 54 64.0 2.8 2.0 222.1
  Zimbabwe 22000 127 18.6 2.4 1.9 129.4
  Comoros 225 27 29.0 2.2 7.7 161.7
  Algeria 65000 153 12.0 1.5 3.8 89.3
  Bangladesh 88084 52 81.3 4.1 0.8 215.1
  Israel 19376 234 25.2 1.0 38.9 80.1
  Sao Tome e Principe 253 116 32.8 4.0 0.8 126.5
  United Kingdom: Scotland 7464 136 25.7 4.1 3.9 86.6
  United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 1355 71 34.1 3.9 11.6 79.9
  Romania 21775 113 10.6 4.6 1.0 110.1
  Portugal 11511 112 20.6 7.1 15.7 87.6
  Italy 53364 89 31.7 4.2 32.5 105.5
  Chile 39786 214 35.4 7.0 3.4 100.4
  El Salvador 36691 565 23.6 7.7 1.3 215.2
  Spain 57680 122 16.0 7.4 28.1 77.9
  Malta 754 145 31.0 10.4 41.4 85.9
  Belarus 32500 343 15.4 10.5 3.1 83.4
  Slovakia 10610 194 16.0 7.6 2.2 91.3
  Estonia 2325 175 18.9 4.1 35.5 76.6
  Czech Republic 19297 180 8.1 8.2 8.0 96.8
  Thailand 344161 496 17.1 12.6 4.4 339.1
  Colombia 97414 193 23.3 7.1 1.3 120.7
  Papua New Guinea 5087 62 34.4 4.9 0.4 116.5
  Greece 11522 108 26.6 4.5 52.7 113.2
  Georgia 9323 251 20.5 3.7 6.3 71.1
  Kazakhstan 29403 157 19.7 7.1 5.8 62.4
  Morocco 85767 237 39.1 2.3 1.4 136.9
  Kyrgyzstan 10142 161 16.6 4.2 3.2 61.7
  United Kingdom: England & Wales 78700 131 14.3 4.1 11.7 104.0
  Russian Federation 486031 336 21.4 8.1 4.3 68.6
  Poland 68180 180 13.4 4.5 1.9 84.1
  Indonesia 249056 91 19.5 5.1 0.4 183.9
  Mauritius 2609 202 52.6 6.4 6.4 116.9
  France 61102 90 32.7 3.4 22.1 100.7
  French Guiana/Guyane (France) 612 200 27.9 6.7 63.0 99.4
  South Africa 154437 259 29.3 2.6 7.5 137.4
  Myanmar (formerly Burma) 92000 171 15.1 12.3 0.7 139.4
  Ghana 13333 43 12.2 1.2 7.2 155.5
  St. Vincent and the Grenadines 410 369 24.3 3.4 3.8 79.8
  Netherlands 10887 63 29.2 5.5 22.9 74.4
  Solomon Islands 479 77 46.8 1.7 1.0 77.7
  Kosovo/Kosova 1832 100 29.6 2.5 5.7 97.1
  St. Lucia 503 263 53.5 2.5 3.0 105.4
  Mongolia 3398 110 34.4 4.6 0.4 124.4
  Anguilla (United Kingdom) 55 367 45.5 0.0 29.1 91.7
  Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 62 153 18.1 5.0 20.2 125.4
  Belgium 10883 95 35.6 4.4 44.2 120.6
  Sri Lanka 28915 135 60.2 4.9 1.4 190.6
  United States of America 2094000 639 23.4 9.8 5.2 99.8
  Marshall Islands 35 66 11.4 0.0 97.2
  Guam (USA) 690 411 45.1 7.2 31.0 170.2
  Cook Islands (New Zealand) 47 224 14.6 8.3 0.0 50.0
  Dominica 194 262 23.7 0.5 1.9 73.0
  Afghanistan 30748 87 31.3 2.6 0.9 179.9
  Cote d'Ivoire 21186 82 40.7 2.4 30.0 196.9
  Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 240 365 29.6 6.7 30.8 102.1
  Nicaragua 20918 332 21.4 5.4 2.9 177.6
  Iran 240000 294 25.1 3.1 2.9 153.0
  American Samoa (USA) 193 345 14.9 5.5 62.2 166.2
  Samoa 400 204 14.0 6.0 0.5 121.2
  Saudi Arabia 61000 197 58.7 5.7 49.0
  Iraq 45000 126 35.2 2.6 139.2
  Bahrain 3485 234 25.7 4.7 23.7 110.2
  Curaçao (Netherlands) 377 236 41.0 3.2 63.9
  San Marino 2 6 83.3 0.0 50.0 16.7
  Azerbaijan 21008 208 15.1 2.9 1.9 82.7
  Congo (Republic of) 1388 27 60.0 3.7 616.9
  Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 1549 296 31.7 2.9 109.4
  Bahamas 1778 442 42.0 3.1 177.8
  Chad 8700 59 63.4 2.4 1.3 232.3
  Egypt 106000 116 9.9 3.7 1.0
  Sudan 21000 52 20.4 2.0 1.0 255.3
  Ethiopia 113727 127 14.9 4.2
  Eritrea
  Equatorial Guinea 500 63 5.0
  Democratic Republic of Congo 20550 29 73.0 3.0
  Central African Republic 764 16 70.2 8.2
  Angola 24000 93 45.8 3.6 110.8
  Botswana 4343 208 24.5 4.7 31.6 100.9
  Namibia 7400 295 54.0 2.9 5.5 72.7
  Cameroon 30701 124 58.1 2.7 4.9 171.4
  Costa Rica 19226 374 14.4 5.4 13.1 129.1
  Trinidad and Tobago 3999 292 59.7 2.9 0.8 81.8
  Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 11 21 32.1 0.0 78.2
  Bermuda (United Kingdom) 226 342 9.6 5.7 11.5 59.7
  Belize 1297 356 30.1 3.5 11.1 87.3
  Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 106 125 6.6 4.7 8.5 76.8
  Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 270 482 5.8 96.3
  Venezuela 57096 178 63.0 5.3 2.3 153.9
  Kiribati 129 113 5.4 0.8 0.0 112.8
  Maldives 1852 499 4.3 1.1 127.7
  Tajikistan 9317 121 15.0 1.6 4.9 61.5
  Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea
  Yemen 14000 53 70.1 1.6 3.2
  Oman 1960 45 5.6 4.5 30.3
  Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 47 139 26.8 7.1 33.9 57.1
  Virgin Islands (USA) 412 394 36.4 2.7 15.7 162.5
  South Sudan 7000 50 28.9 10.9
  Lesotho 2073 92 19.5 3.6 0.9 70.6
  Gambia 691 31 22.2 2.5 66.7 172.5
  Turkmenistan 30452 552 14.0 6.5 0.7 85.0
  Suriname 1000 183 50.0 2.8 19.3 75.2
  Tuvalu 11 110 0.0 0.0 0.0
  Tonga 176 166 7.4 4.5 0.0 81.5
  Nauru 14 140 25.0 7.1 6.7 14.0
  Micronesia, Federated States of 132 127 16.7 0.0 88.0
  Qatar 1150 53 44.0 14.7 73.3
  Aruba (Netherlands) 170 165 16.6 3.5 48.1 68.4
  Bhutan 1119 145 4.3 6.8
  Somalia
  Mali 5209 33 52.8 2.8 223.3
  Guinea Bissau 196 10 67.9 2.6 7.1 102.2
  St. Kitts and Nevis 220 393 30.5 3.6 2.1 144.0
  Puerto Rico (USA) 10475 313 13.0 3.6 73.6
  Jamaica 3866 138 23.1 4.7 1.1 88.8
  United Arab Emirates 9826 104 38.2 11.7 87.8 158.9
  Djibouti 600 66 20.0 5.0 171.4
  Laos 9000 130 67.0 13.7
  Syria 10599 60 50.5 7.4 7.3 65.6
  Cuba 57337 510