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*Intro, main links, and 8th edition.
*Europe versus USA. Graph banner image.

*Europe. Detailed chart. 5th edition.
*Rest of the world. Detailed chart. 5th edition.
*Highest to lowest rates. World. 5th edition.
*References and sources. Links.
*Alphabetical order. World. 5th edition.

*World rates. Historical view. Chart.
*More links.
*Notes and how-to.

*Quick links to drug war charts. And more info.


 

Intro, main links, 8th edition. [TopLink]

"More than 9.8 million people are held in penal institutions throughout the world, mostly as pre-trial detainees (remand prisoners) or as sentenced prisoners."
-- From the 8th edition of the World Prison Population List. It is found here:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/law/research/icps/downloads/wppl-8th_41.pdf

The latest online lists, maps, rates, etc. can be accessed from these web pages:
*
Walmsley, Roy (2009). "World Prison Population List. 8th edition." International Centre for Prison Studies.
*
World Prison Brief - Highest to Lowest Figures. International Centre for Prison Studies. School of Law, King's College London.
*http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/law/research/icps/worldbrief/?search=usastates - state rates map. Click any U.S. state name on the map.
*Wikipedia: List of countries by incarceration rate.
*PrisonStudies.org = International Centre for Prison Studies.

5th edition:


"Over 9 million people are held in penal institutions throughout the world, mostly as pre-trial detainees (remand prisoners) or having been convicted and sentenced. ... Most figures relate to dates between late 1999 and November 2003." -- World Prison Population List (5th edition), published in 2004.
http://www.nicic.org/Library/019412

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http://november.org/graphs

*Drug War Casualty Statistical Graphs. Page with many charts such as the one above. The above chart has been reduced in size from the original by using the highly-rated freeware at IrfanView.com ~ For the original charts click the link below:
http://november.org/graphs
Large and small chart images of all kinds are found here:
http://gallery.marihemp.com/charts

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Europe versus USA. [TopLink]

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*Graph 3 below is one of many from a July 2000 report. Poor Prescription: The Costs of Imprisoning Drug Offenders in the United States.
http://www.cjcj.org/pubs/poor/pp.html



See also: http://corporatism.tripod.com/world.htm

*Majority of U.S. prisoners are in due to drug war. Drug offenders, plus inmates in for drug-related crimes (such as robbing to get money for drugs that are expensive because of the drug war), plus drug trade crimes, plus drug-related parole violations, etc.. The USA has the world's highest incarceration rate. The USA has 5% of the world's population and 25% of the world's prisoners. The Drug-War Industrial Complex. Statistics, references, links, and charts:
http://corporatism.tripod.com/majority.htm and
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/majority.htm

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Europe. Detailed chart. [TopLink]

In the above chart from 2000 there were fewer nations in the European Union than now. Also, the USA now has a larger population and more incarcerated drug offenders. 

"Western" and Eastern Europe. Incarceration rates. From World Prison Population List. 5th edition: "Most figures relate to dates between late 1999 and November 2003."  453,488 total inmates in the Northern, Southern, and Western Europe sections below. There is a total population of 424,745,500 in those 3 sections. For those 3 sections there are an average of 107 prisoners per 100,000 population. Most of the nations in those 3 sections are part of the "West" of long democratic traditions. Some nations in those 3 sections are former Communist states: Yugoslavia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Albania, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Some examples of "Western" nations outside Europe are Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, etc..

[TopLink]
Europe. Total inmates,
Prison Population Rates,
and Populations of Nations.

From World Prison Population List.
5th edition: "Most figures relate to dates 
between late 1999 and November 2003."


Rates are calculated for the total number of
prisoners in penal institutions,
including pre-trial
detainees. Use "find" in the edit menu of your 
browser to locate nations here quickly.


Order of info. Left to right. More notes at end of list.
- Incarceration RATE per 100,000 population.
- Independent nation or dependent territory.
- Prison population total (total inmates).
- Date (day/month/year).
- National population. (m = million).
- Notes and exceptions. (i.e. sentenced prisoners only).
- * (Use free Adobe Reader to see more notes in pdf file):
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http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs2/r234.pdf
- c (means the inmate total and rate are estimates).

Northern Europe
_64 Denmark 3,439 1/9/02 5.38m
361 Estonia 4,874 5/03 1.35m
_70 Finland 3,617 1/12/02 5.2m
_37 Iceland 107 1/9/02 289,000
_85 Ireland 3,366 10/9/03 3.97m
352 Latvia 8,156 13/6/03 2.32m
266 Lithuania 9,217 18/8/03 3.46m
_59 Norway 2,662 1/9/02 4.54m
_73 Sweden 6,506 1/10/02 8.93m
___ United Kingdom
141 – England & Wales 74,452 21/11/03 52.7m
_70 – Northern Ireland 1,220 20/11/03 1.75m
129 – Scotland 6,569 21/11/03 5.1m
_21 Faeroe Is. (Denmark) 9. /00 43,000
128 Guernsey (UK) 83 19/11/03 64,800
_92 Isle of Man (UK) 68 20/11/03 74,300
188 Jersey (UK) 170 19/11/03 90,200

Southern Europe
_90 Albania 3,053 11/01 3.4m
_83 Andorra 55 1/9/02 66,400
___ Bosnia & Herzegovina
_53 – Federation 1,364 30/4/03 2.6m
_66 – Republika Srpska 919 30/4/03 1.4m
_59 Croatia 2,584 31/12/01 4.38m
_80 Greece 8,500 1/12/02 10.58m
100 Italy* 56,574 30/9/02 56.3m
_61 Macedonia (F Yug Rep) 1,248 1/9/02 2.04m
_73 Malta 283 1/9/02 386,000
137 Portugal 14,300 1/5/03 10.43m
___ Serbia & Montenegro
_69 – Serbia 5,566 1/6/01 8.1m
104 – Montenegro 710 25/4/02 680,000
_54 – Kosovo 965 mid-02 1.8m
_56 Slovenia 1,120 1/9/02 1.99m
138 Spain 56,140 14/11/03 40.65m
112 Gibraltar (UK) 31 25/11/03 27,800

Western Europe
100 Austria 8,114 10/11/03 8.09m
_89 Belgium 9,253 1/9/02 10.34m
_93 France 55,382 * 1/4/03 59.70m *
_98 Germany 81,176 31/3/03 82.56m
_50 Liechtenstein* 17 1/9/02 34,000
_85 Luxembourg 380 1/9/02 447,000
_39 Monaco* 13 10/98 33,000
100 Netherlands 16,239 1/9/02 16.16m
_68 Switzerland 4,987 4/9/02 7.29m

453,488 total inmates above.
424,745,500 total population above.
107 prisoners per 100,000 population above.


Europe/Asia
135 Armenia 4,343 1/1/03 3.21m
217 Azerbaijan 17,795 31/1/03 8.2m
_49 Cyprus 345 * 1/9/02 699,000 *
198 Georgia 7,343 1/9/02 3.7m
606 Russian Federation 864,590 1/8/03 142.7m
_92 Turkey 64,051 1/9/03 70.0m

Central and Eastern Europe
554 Belarus 55,156 31/12/01 9.95m
134 Bulgaria 10,500 9/03 7.82m
170 Czech Republic 17,360 31/10/03 10.20m
165 Hungary 16,700 20/11/03 10.11m
301 Moldova 10,903 * 1/1/03 3.62m *
218 Poland 83,113 31/3/03 38.21m
200 Romania 43,489 11/11/03 21.72m
164 Slovakia 8,829 1/9/03 5.38m
415 Ukraine 198,858 1/4/03 47.89m

Incarceration RATE per 100,000 population. You can
divide it by a thousand to get the percentage of
the national population imprisoned. Or just move
the decimal point to the left 3 places. 1000
prisoners per 100,000 population is 1.000 percent
of the population imprisoned.


2 links below are for mirror pages with
web page charts of rates of nations in descending
or alphabetical order:

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/world.htm Charts mirror.
http://corporatism.tripod.com/world.htm Charts mirror.

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The rest of the world.  [TopLink]

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AFRICA

Northern Africa
110_____Algeria 34,243 31/12/01 31.1m
c.121___Egypt c.80,000 /98 66.0m
c.127___Libya c.6,750 /98 5.3m
176_____Morocco 54,207 31/12/02 30.8m
c.36____Sudan c.12,000 3/03 33.2m
252_____Tunisia 23,165 31/12/96 9.15m

Western Africa
81______Benin 4,961 30/9/00 6.1m
23______Burkina Faso 2,800 9/02 12.2m
178_____Cape Verde 755 12/99 423,000
62______Côte d’Ivoire 10,355 8/3/02 16.6m
32______Gambia 450 9/02 1.4m
58______Ghana 11,624 mid-02 20.2m
37______Guinea (Conakry) 3,070 mid-02 8.4m
34______Mali 4,040 2/02 11.9m
48______Mauritania 1,354 mid-02 2.8m
c.52____Niger c.6,000 mid-02 11.6m
33______Nigeria 39,368 3/02 119.2m
54______Senegal 5,360 9/02 9.9m
46______Togo 2,043 6/11/98 4.4m

Central Africa
36______Angola 4,975 mid-02 13.9m
129_____Cameroon 20,000 mid-02 15.5m
110_____Central African Rep. 4,168 /01 3.8m
46______Chad 3,883 mid-02 8.4m
38______Congo (Brazzaville) 918 /93 2.4m
79______Sao Tome e Principe 130 4/02 165,000

Eastern Africa
129_____Burundi 8,647 mid-02 6.7m
c.30____Comoros c.200 /98 658,000
61______Djibouti 384 16/12/99 629,000
111_____Kenya 35,278 mid-02 31.9m
130_____Madagascar 20,109 31/7/99 15.5m
70______Malawi 8,566 20/11/03 12.2m
214_____Mauritius 2,565 4/03 1.2m
50______Mozambique 8,812 31/12/99 17.6m
________Rwanda 112,000* mid-02 8.1m –*
207_____Seychelles 157 27/10/99 76,000
120_____Tanzania 44,063 10/6/02 36.8m
c.89____Uganda c.21,900 5/02 24.7m
121_____Zambia 13,173 26/6/02 10.9m
c.160___Zimbabwe c.21,000 mid-02 13.1m
95______Mayotte (France) 163 1/4/03 171,000
143_____Réunion (France) 1,071 1/4/03 750,000

Southern Africa
327_____Botswana 5,890 17/11/03 1.8m
143_____Lesotho 3,000 mid-02 2.1m
267_____Namibia 4,814 31/12/01 1.8m
402_____South Africa 180,952 31/10/03 45.0m
359_____Swaziland 3,400 8/02 948,000

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AMERICAS

North America
116_____Canada 36,024* 00-01 31.08m
701_____USA 2,033,331 31/12/02 290.0m
447_____Bermuda (UK) 286 29/12/99 64,000
131_____Greenland (Denmark) 74 /00 56,300

Central America
459_____Belize 1,097 30/6/99 239,000
229_____Costa Rica 8,526 6/99 3.7m
158_____El Salvador 10,278 8/7/02 6.5m
71______Guatemala 8,460 9/99 11.89m
172_____Honduras 11,502 6/02 6.7m
156_____Mexico 154,765 30/6/00 98.9m
143_____Nicaragua 7,198 30/6/99 5.02m
354_____Panama 10,630 3/03 3.0m

Caribbean
278_____Antigua & Barbuda 186 2/98 67,000
410_____Bahamas 1,280 10/02 312,000
367_____Barbados 992 11/11/03 270,000
c.297___Cuba c.33,000 /97 11.1m
420_____Dominica 298 30/6/99 71,000
193_____Dominican Republic 16,789 18/6/03 8.7m
333_____Grenada 297 20/6/02 89,200
53______Haiti 4,152 30/6/99 7.8m
176_____Jamaica 4,744 18/11/03 2.7m
338_____St Kitts & Nevis 135 30/6/99 40,000
243_____St Lucia 365 30/6/99 150,000
270_____St Vincent & Grenadines 302 17/10/01 112,000
351_____Trinidad & Tobago 4,794 30/6/99 1.365m
237_____Aruba (Netherlands) 223 11/98 94,000
501_____Cayman Islands (UK) 210 19/11/03 41,900
159_____Guadeloupe (France) 695 1/4/03 438,000
164_____Martinique (France) 643 1/4/03 392,000
364_____Neth. Antilles (Netherlands) 780 11/98 214,000
378_____Puerto Rico (US) 14,725 31/12/02 3.9m
215_____Virgin Islands (UK) 43 19/8/99 20,000
522_____Virgin Islands (US) 647 31/12/02 124,000

South America
107_____Argentina 38,604 30/6/99 36.23m
102_____Bolivia 8,315 6/99 8.14m
160_____Brazil 284,989 6/03 178.5m
212_____Chile 33,098 30/6/02 15.6m
126_____Colombia 54,034 31/5/01 42.8m
59______Ecuador 7,716 6/02 13.1m
175_____Guyana 1,507 6/7/01 861,000
75______Paraguay 4,088 /99 5.48m
104_____Peru 27,493 30/6/02 26.5m
437_____Suriname 1,933 30/6/99 442,000
209_____Uruguay 7,100 9/03 3.4m
76______Venezuela 19,554 mid-03 25.7m
324_____French Guiana/Guyane (France) 590 1/4/03 182,000

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ASIA

Western Asia
155_____Bahrain 911 31/12/97 589,000
163_____Israel 10,164 1/1/02 6.25m
106_____Jordan 5,448 2/02 5.15m
102_____Kuwait 1,735 /97 1.7m
172_____Lebanon 6,382 10/3/03 3.7m
81______Oman 2,020 /00 2.5m
95______Qatar 570 /00 599,000
110_____Saudi Arabia 23,720 /00 21.6m
93______Syria 14,000 /97 15.0m
c.250___United Arab Emirates c.6,000 12/98 2.4m
83*_____Yemen 14,000* /98 16.9m

Central Asia
522_____Kazakhstan 84,000 30/4/01 16.1m
390_____Kyrgyzstan 19,500 3/02 5.0m
c.159___Tajikistan c.10,000 9/03 6.3m
c.489___Turkmenistan c.22,000 10/00 4.5m
184_____Uzbekistan 48,000 8/03 26.1m

South Central Asia
45______Bangladesh 64,866 /02 143.4m
29______India 304,893 30/6/02 1,041.1m
226_____Iran 163,526 4/02 72.2m
414*____Maldive Is. 1,098* /96 265,000
29______Nepal 7,132 /02 24.2m
59______Pakistan 87,000 /02 148.7m
91______Sri Lanka 17,485 mid-02 19.3m

South Eastern Asia
133_____Brunei Darussalam 454 mid-02 341,000
44______Cambodia 6,128 mid-02 13.8m
29______Indonesia 62,886 mid-01 214.8m
125_____Malaysia 28,804 mid-02 23.0m
118_____Myanmar (Burma) 53,195 31/12/93 45.0m
94______Philippines 70,383 /99 74.5m
388*____Singapore 16,310* mid-02 4.2m
401_____Thailand 258,076 mid-02 64.3m
71______Vietnam 55,000 mid-98 77.6m

Eastern Asia
117*____China 1,512,194* mid-02 1,294.4m
53______Japan 67,255 mid-02 127.5m
128_____Korea (Republic of) 60,721 31/10/02 47.4m
279*____Mongolia 7,256* mid-02 2.6m
250_____Taiwan 56,225 11/01 22.5m
184_____Hong Kong (China) 12,900 30/9/03 7.0m
197_____Macau (China) 910 mid-02 462,000

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OCEANIA

115_____Australia 22,492 30/6/02 19.5m
108_____Fiji 897 mid-02 832,000
67______Kiribati 64 mid-02 96,000
44______Marshall Is. 23 1994 52,000
34______Micronesia, Fed States of. 39 1997 114,000
155_____New Zealand 5,881 mid-02 3.8m
66______Papua New Guinea 3,302 mid-02 5.0m
158_____Samoa 281 12/11/03 178,000
31______Solomon Is. 134 mid-99 430,000
106_____Tonga 110 mid-02 104,000
56______Tuvalu 6 mid-00 10,800
46______Vanuatu 96 mid-02 207,000
243_____American Samoa (US) 169 31/12/02 69,500
120_____Cook Is. (NZ) 24 mid-02 20,000
120_____French Polynesia (France) 291 1/4/03 243,000
334_____Guam (US) 542 31/12/02 162,300
139_____New Caledonia (France) 315 1/4/03 227,000
156_____Northern Mariana Is. (US) 123 31/12/02 78,600

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World. Highest to lowest rates. [TopLink]

[TopLink]
World Prison Population Rates.
In descending order.
From World Prison Population List.
5th edition: "Most figures relate to dates
between late 1999 and November 2003."


Rates are calculated for the total number of
prisoners in penal institutions,
including pre-trial
detainees. Incarceration rates of 210 independent
countries and dependent territories.
Use "find" in
the edit menu to locate one here.


Imprisonment RATE per 100,000 population.
"c" means the rate is an estimate.
There are links and more notes at the end of the list.
Use free Adobe Reader to see more notes in pdf file:
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs2/r234.pdf
It has dates, national populations, inmate totals, etc..

For comparison purposes the 2 U.S. states with the
highest rates (Texas and Louisiana) are in the list:

1014____Texas 1999 (governor George W. Bush)
1013____Louisiana 2001
966_____Texas 2001
715_____United States of America
584_____Russian Federation
554_____Belarus
532_____Bermuda (UK)
523_____Palau
522_____Virgin Islands (USA)
501_____Cayman Islands (United Kingdom)
c.489___Turkmenistan
c.487___Cuba
459_____Belize
437_____Suriname
420_____Dominica
416_____Ukraine
414_____Maldive Islands
410_____Bahamas
402_____South Africa
390_____Kyrgyzstan
388_____Singapore
386_____Kazakhstan
378_____Puerto Rico (USA)
367_____Barbados
364_____Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands)
354_____Panama
351_____Trinidad and Tobago
340_____Thailand
339_____Estonia
339_____Latvia
338_____St Kitts and Nevis
334_____Guam (USA)
333_____Grenada
327_____Botswana
324_____French Guiana/Guyane (France)
324_____Swaziland
303_____Mongolia
297_____Moldova (Republic of)
278_____Antigua and Barbuda
270_____St Vincent and the Grenadines
267_____Namibia
253_____Tunisia
c.250___United Arab Emirates
248_____Taiwan
243_____American Samoa (USA)
243_____St Lucia
237_____Aruba (Netherlands)
234_____Lithuania
229_____Costa Rica
215_____Virgin Islands (United Kingdom)
214_____Mauritius
210_____Poland
209_____Uruguay
207_____Seychelles
204_____Chile
198_____Azerbaijan
194_____Iran
190_____Romania
189_____Hong Kong (China)
188_____Jersey (United Kingdom)
184_____Macau (China)
184_____Uzbekistan
178_____Cape Verde (Cabo Verde)
178_____Czech Republic
177_____Greenland (Denmark)
176_____Jamaica
176_____Morocco
175_____Guyana
174_____Israel
173_____Libya
172_____Honduras
169_____Brazil
169_____Mexico
165_____Georgia
165_____Hungary
165_____Slovakia
164_____Martinique (France)
161_____Malaysia
161_____New Zealand
161_____Tajikistan
c.160___Zimbabwe
159_____Guadeloupe (France)
158_____El Salvador
158_____Samoa (formerly Western Samoa)
157_____Dominican Republic
156_____Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
155_____Bahrain
146_____Lebanon
144_____Spain
143_____Lesotho
143_____Nicaragua
143_____Reunion (France)
142_____United Kingdom: England & Wales
139_____New Caledonia (France)
134_____United Kingdom: Scotland
132_____Brunei Darussalam
130_____Madagascar
129_____Burundi
129_____Cameroon
129_____Portugal
128_____Guernsey (United Kingdom)
127_____Bulgaria
126_____Colombia
125_____Republic of (South) Korea
c.121___Egypt
121_____Zambia
120_____French Polynesia (France)
119_____China
118_____Myanmar (formerly Burma)
117_____Fiji
116_____Canada
116_____Tanzania
114_____Australia
112_____Gibraltar (United Kingdom)
112_____Netherlands
112_____Peru
111_____Kenya
111_____Luxembourg
110_____Algeria
110_____Central African Republic
110_____Saudi Arabia
109_____Rwanda
108_____Serbia and Montenegro: Montenegro
107_____Argentina
106_____Jordan
106_____Tonga
105_____Albania
105_____Sri Lanka
102_____Bolivia
102_____Kuwait
100_____Austria
100_____Italy
96______Germany
95______France
95______Mayotte (France)
95______Qatar
94______Philippines
93______Syria
92______Armenia
c.92____Ethiopia
92______Isle of Man (United Kingdom)
92______Serbia and Montenegro: Serbia
92______Turkey
90______Andorra
90______Cook Islands (New Zealand)
c.89____Uganda
88______Belgium
87______Ireland, Republic of
83______Greece
83______Yemen
81______Benin
81______Oman
79______Sao Tome e Principe
78______Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of)
76______Venezuela
75______Paraguay
75______Sweden
72______Denmark
72______Malta
72______Switzerland
71______Finland
71______United Kingdom: Northern Ireland
71______Vietnam
70______Malawi
68______Guatemala
67______Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska
66______Papua New Guinea
64______Croatia
64______Norway
62______Ivory Coast
61______Djibouti
59______Ecuador
59______Pakistan
59______Slovenia
c.57____Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire)
56______Kiribati
56______Tuvalu
54______Japan
54______Senegal
54______Serbia and Montenegro: Kosovo/Kosova
53______Haiti
53______Liechtenstein
52______Ghana
c.52____Niger
51______Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation
50______Bangladesh
50______Cyprus
50______Mozambique
48______Mauritania
48______Nauru
46______Chad
46______Togo
45______Cambodia
44______Angola
44______Marshall Islands
44______Vanuatu
41______Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor)
40______Iceland
39______Monaco
38______Congo (Brazzaville)
38______Indonesia
37______Republic of Guinea
c.36____Sudan
34______Mali
34______Micronesia, Federated States of
33______Nigeria
32______Gambia
31______Solomon Islands
c.30____Comoros
29______India
29______Nepal
28______Faeroe Islands (Denmark)
23______Burkina Faso

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Incarceration RATE per 100,000 population. You can
divide it by a thousand to get the percentage of
the national population imprisoned. Or just move
the decimal point to the left 3 places. 1000
prisoners per 100,000 population is 1.000 percent
of the population imprisoned.


Top 2 links below are for mirror pages with
web page charts of rates of nations in descending
or alphabetical order:

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/world.htm Charts mirror.
http://corporatism.tripod.com/world.htm Charts mirror.

U.S. state rates map. Click any state name on the map:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/law/research/icps/worldbrief/?search=usastates -
http://corporatism.tripod.com/rates.htm USA rates.
http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/rates.htm U.S. state rates.
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=876 - Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 1999.
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/pjim99.pdf -1999. State-by-state incarceration rates chart is Table 11.
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=866 - Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2001.
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/pjim01.pdf - 2001. State-by-state incarceration rates chart is Table 16. 2001 Federal rate of 49 can be calculated from Table 1.
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/sheets/pjim01.zip - 2001. Spreadsheets. See tables 1 and 16. Use MS Excel, etc..
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/law/research/icps/worldbrief/?search=usastates - state rates map. Click any U.S. state name on the map.
http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb - Population. International Data Base - U.S. Census Bureau.
Click, enter nation or state, and click again:
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22prison+population+rate%22

"The List has a number of weaknesses. It lacks
information on 17 independent countries and
figures do not relate to the same date."
-- World Prison Population List (5th edition), published in 2004:
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs2/r234.pdf

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World Prison Population Rates.
In alphabetical order.
From World Prison Population List.
5th edition: "Most figures relate to dates
between late 1999 and November 2003."


Rates are calculated for the total number of
prisoners in penal institutions,
including pre-trial
detainees. Incarceration rates of 210 independent
countries and dependent territories.
Use "find" in
the edit menu to locate one here.


Imprisonment RATE per 100,000 population.
"c" means the rate is an estimate.
There are links and more notes at the end of the list.
Use free Adobe Reader to see more notes in pdf file:
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs2/r234.pdf
It has dates, national populations, inmate totals, etc..

No individual U.S. states are in the list below.
This list is in alphabetical order.

105____Albania 
110____Algeria 
243____American Samoa (USA) 
90_____Andorra 
44_____Angola 
278____Antigua and Barbuda 
107____Argentina 
92_____Armenia 
237____Aruba (Netherlands) 
114____Australia 
100____Austria 
198____Azerbaijan 
410____Bahamas 
155____Bahrain 
50_____Bangladesh 
367____Barbados 
554____Belarus 
88_____Belgium 
459____Belize 
81_____Benin 
532____Bermuda (UK) 
102____Bolivia 
51_____Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation 
67_____Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska 
327____Botswana 
169____Brazil 
132____Brunei Darussalam 
127____Bulgaria 
23_____Burkina Faso 
129____Burundi 
62_____Ivory Coast 
45_____Cambodia 
129____Cameroon 
116____Canada 
178____Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 
501____Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 
110____Central African Republic 
46_____Chad 
204____Chile 
119____China 
126____Colombia 
c.30___Comoros 
38_____Congo (Brazzaville) 
90_____Cook Islands (New Zealand) 
229____Costa Rica 
64_____Croatia 
c.487__Cuba 
50_____Cyprus 
178____Czech Republic 
c.57___Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) 
72_____Denmark 
61_____Djibouti 
420____Dominica 
157____Dominican Republic 
59_____Ecuador 
c.121__Egypt 
158____El Salvador 
339____Estonia 
c.92___Ethiopia 
28_____Faeroe Islands (Denmark) 
117____Fiji 
71_____Finland 
95_____France 
324____French Guiana/Guyane (France) 
120____French Polynesia (France) 
32_____Gambia 
165____Georgia 
96_____Germany 
52_____Ghana 
112____Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 
83_____Greece 
177____Greenland (Denmark) 
333____Grenada 
159____Guadeloupe (France) 
334____Guam (USA) 
68_____Guatemala 
128____Guernsey (United Kingdom) 
175____Guyana 
53_____Haiti 
172____Honduras 
189____Hong Kong (China) 
165____Hungary 
40_____Iceland 
29_____India 
38_____Indonesia 
194____Iran 
87_____Ireland, Republic of 
92_____Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 
174____Israel 
100____Italy 
176____Jamaica 
54_____Japan 
188____Jersey (United Kingdom) 
106____Jordan 
386____Kazakhstan 
111____Kenya 
56_____Kiribati 
102____Kuwait 
390____Kyrgyzstan 
339____Latvia 
146____Lebanon 
143____Lesotho 
173____Libya 
53_____Liechtenstein 
234____Lithuania 
111____Luxembourg 
184____Macau (China) 
78_____Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of) 
130____Madagascar 
70_____Malawi 
161____Malaysia 
414____Maldive Islands 
34_____Mali 
72_____Malta 
44_____Marshall Islands 
164____Martinique (France) 
48_____Mauritania 
214____Mauritius 
95_____Mayotte (France) 
169____Mexico 
34_____Micronesia, Federated States of 
297____Moldova (Republic of) 
39_____Monaco 
303____Mongolia 
176____Morocco 
50_____Mozambique 
118____Myanmar (formerly Burma) 
267____Namibia 
48_____Nauru 
29_____Nepal 
112____Netherlands 
364____Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands) 
139____New Caledonia (France) 
161____New Zealand 
143____Nicaragua 
c.52___Niger 
33_____Nigeria 
156____Northern Mariana Islands (USA) 
64_____Norway 
81_____Oman 
59_____Pakistan 
523____Palau 
354____Panama 
66_____Papua New Guinea 
75_____Paraguay 
112____Peru 
94_____Philippines 
210____Poland 
129____Portugal 
378____Puerto Rico (USA) 
95_____Qatar 
125____Republic of (South) Korea 
37_____Republic of Guinea 
143____Reunion (France) 
190____Romania 
584____Russian Federation 
109____Rwanda 
158____Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) 
79_____Sao Tome e Principe 
110____Saudi Arabia 
54_____Senegal 
54_____Serbia and Montenegro: Kosovo/Kosova 
108____Serbia and Montenegro: Montenegro 
92_____Serbia and Montenegro: Serbia 
207____Seychelles 
388____Singapore 
165____Slovakia 
59_____Slovenia 
31_____Solomon Islands 
402____South Africa 
144____Spain 
105____Sri Lanka 
338____St Kitts and Nevis 
243____St Lucia 
270____St Vincent and the Grenadines 
c.36___Sudan 
437____Suriname 
324____Swaziland 
75_____Sweden 
72_____Switzerland 
93_____Syria 
248____Taiwan 
161____Tajikistan 
116____Tanzania 
340____Thailand 
41_____Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) 
46_____Togo 
106____Tonga 
351____Trinidad and Tobago 
253____Tunisia 
92_____Turkey 
c.489__Turkmenistan 
56_____Tuvalu 
c.89___Uganda 
416____Ukraine 
c.250__United Arab Emirates 
142____United Kingdom: England & Wales 
71_____United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 
134____United Kingdom: Scotland 
715____United States of America 
209____Uruguay 
184____Uzbekistan 
44_____Vanuatu 
76_____Venezuela 
71_____Vietnam 
215____Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 
522____Virgin Islands (USA) 
83_____Yemen 
121____Zambia 
c.160__Zimbabwe 



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World Incarceration Rates. Historical Snapshot. [TopLink]

[TopLink]

*World Incarceration Rates, 1985-1995.
Historical snapshot. U.S. and Russian rates
updated for 2004.
At the change of the millennium,
the USA became number one again -
led by the states with the
2 highest rates, the racist deep-south states of Louisiana and

TEXAS
(under George W. Bush governorship 1994 - 2000).
Historical_snapshot._________________________
World_Incarceration_Rates._1985_to_1995._____
_____________________________________________
***TEXAS_rate_in_1999_under_Bush.__1014___***
***LOUISIANA_rate_in_1999__________1025___***
***USA_rate_in_2004_________________763___***
***Russian_rate_in_2004.____________532___***
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#How___________________Incarceration_________
Western________________RATE_per______________
nations________________100,000________PERCENT
compare._______________population._____CHANGE
________NATION_________1985__|__1995________%
_____________________________________________
________Russia___________________690_________
#1.0____United_States___313______600_____+92_
________Belarus__________________505_________
________Ukraine__________________390_________
________Latvia__________640______375______41-
________Lithuania_______405______360______11-
________Singapore________________287_________
________Moldova__________________275_________
________Estonia_________455______270______41-
________South_Africa_____________265_________
________Cook_Islands_____________225_________
________Hong_Kong________________207_________
________Romania_________260______200______23-
________Czech_Republic__270______190______30-
________Thailand_________________181_________
________Poland__________270______170______37-
________Slovakia________225______150______33-
________South_Korea______________137_________
________Kiribati_________________130_________
#4.7____New_Zealand______________127_________
#4.8____Portugal_________90______125_____+39_
________Fiji_____________________123_________
________Hungary_________220______120______45-
#5.2____Canada___________________115_________
#5.2____Luxembourg_______________115_________
________Brunei_Darussalam________110_________
________Bulgaria_________________110_________
#5.5____Scotland________100______110_____+10_
________Macau____________________107_________
#5.7____Northern_Ireland_________105_________
#5.7____Spain____________60______105_____+75_
________Malaysia_________________104_________
________China____________________103_________
#6.0____England/Wales____90______100_____+11_
#6.3____France___________75_______95_____+27_
#7.1____Germany__________90_______85_______6-
#7.1____Austria_________120_______85______29-
#7.1____Italy_____________________85_________
#7.5____Switzerland_______________80_________
________Turkey___________90_______80______11-
#8.0____Belgium__________65_______75_____+15_
#9.2____Sweden___________50_______65_____+30_
#9.2____Netherlands______35_______65_____+86_
#9.2____Denmark__________65_______65_________
#10.0___Finland__________80_______60______25-
#10.9___Greece___________35_______55_____+57_
#10.9___Ireland__________55_______55_________
#10.9___Norway___________45_______55_____+22_
________Croatia___________________55_________
#10.9___Malta_____________________55_________
________Solomon_Islands___________46_________
#15.0___Iceland___________________40_________
________Bangladesh________________37_________
________Japan_____________________37_________
________Slovenia_________70_______30______57-
________Cyprus___________30_______30_________
________Cambodia__________________26_________
________Philippines_______________26_________
________India_____________________24_________
_____________________________________________
The_Courier_New_font_lines_up_the_columns.___
The pound symbol, #, signifies a Western (long
democratic traditions) nation, and the number of
times higher the United States incarceration rate
in 1995 was
when compared to that nation's
incarceration rate in 1995. U.S. incarceration
rate in 1995 was 5 to 15 times higher than all
other Western nations. Chart is in descending
order according to incarceration rate for 1995.

The overall incarceration rates combine prisons
and jails in nations. The historical rates chart
was created mainly by combining some charts
found in the Sentencing Project report,
"Americans Behind Bars: U.S. and
International Rates of Incarceration, 1995."
http://www.sentencingproject.org and
http://www.sentencingproject.org/pdfs/9030summary.pdf



"The US overtook Russia last year [2000] where a continuing amnesty program has reduced the rate to 644 with further reductions planned."
-- Quote is from Sentencing Project news from August 2001.
http://www.sentencingproject.org

"... the U.S. rate of incarceration has just surpassed that of Russia and the U.S. is now the world leader in imprisonment. The [December 31, 1999] U.S. rate of 690 prisoners per 100,000 population has surpassed the Russian rate, which has declined from 730 per 100,000 in 1999 to 675 per 100,000 today [September 2000]. Russia has been facing severe overcrowding in its penal facilities for many years, with inmates in pretrial detention sometimes waiting as long as several years for their cases to come to trial. In response to this crisis, the Russian Parliament approved an amnesty that has resulted in the release of 120,000 pretrial detainees and sentenced offenders. This reduced the inmate population to 980,000 as of September 2000."
-- Quote is from Sentencing Project news from September 2000.
http://www.sentencingproject.org

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More links. [TopLink]

*International Comparisons of Criminal Justice Statistics 2000. Dated July 2002. See Table 1.1 for 1998-2000 homicide rates of many nations worldwide. See Table 1.2 for homicide rates of many cities worldwide. See Table C for incarceration rates of many nations worldwide.
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs2/hosb502.pdf - Adobe Reader pdf file.
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs2/hosb502tabs.xls - Excel spreadsheet files.
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22homicides+per+100,000+population%22 -Click, enter nation, and click again.

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Notes and how-to. [TopLink]

Lists can be instantly put in alphanumerical order, by using the "sort" command in the table menu of Microsoft Word, or by using the sort command in the modify/lines menu of the freeware NoteTab Light. Sorting occurs according to the non-underscore characters at the beginning of each paragraph and at the beginning of each line that ends with a line break. NoteTab can also reformat text to various column widths (such as 60 characters wide) by using the reformat command in the modify/lines menu of the shareware versions. In the freeware version you can "wrap to column" width of your choice by using the properties command in the documents menu. Then use the "split lines" command in the modify/lines menu in order to add line breaks.
http://www.notetab.com/download.php

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Quick links to drug war charts. And more info. [TopLink]