Rankings

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Prisoners: per 100,000 population

Per 100,000 population 2020 or latest

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    United States
    Result
    655
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    El Salvador
    Result
    590
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Turkmenistan
    Result
    552
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Thailand
    Result
    538
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Rwanda
    Result
    511
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Cuba
    Result
    510
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Maldives
    Result
    499
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Bahamas
    Result
    442
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Panama
    Result
    419
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Guam
    Result
    411
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Virgin Islands (US)
    Result
    394
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Costa Rica
    Result
    374
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Brazil
    Result
    366
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Cayman Islands
    Result
    365
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Russia
    Result
    358
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Turkey
    Result
    344
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Belarus
    Result
    343
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Bermuda
    Result
    342
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Uruguay
    Result
    337
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Nicaragua
    Result
    332
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Puerto Rico
    Result
    313
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Brunei
    Result
    307
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Barbados
    Result
    300
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Namibia
    Result
    295
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Iran
    Result
    294
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Result
    292
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Peru
    Result
    286
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Eswatini
    Result
    278
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Fiji
    Result
    274
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Guyana
    Result
    264

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Source: Institute for Criminal Policy Research