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World Prison Brief Population Total of 8,964,620 Prisoners HA-16-12-2004

International Centre for Prison Studies

National Populations Highest to Lowest

 

Total

211 Nations

8,964,620

1

United States of America

2,085,620

2

China

1,548,498

3

Russian Federation

787,900

4

India

313,635

5

Brazil

308,304

6

Ukraine

198,386

7

Thailand

191,970

8

Mexico

191,890

9

South Africa

186,739

10

Iran

133,658

11

Rwanda

112,000

12

Pakistan

87,000

13

Indonesia

84,357

14

Poland

80,093

15

Egypt

80,000

16

Germany

79,329

17

United Kingdom: England & Wales

75,164

18

Bangladesh

74,170

19

Japan

73,734

20

Philippines

70,383

21

Colombia

68,545

22

Ethiopia

65,000

23

Turkey

64,051

24

Myanmar (formerly Burma)

60,000

25

Spain

59,675

26

Kazakhstan

58,300

27

Republic of (South) Korea

57,902

28

Italy

57,238

29

France

56,957

30

Argentina

56,313

31

Taiwan

56,066

32

Belarus

55,156

33

Cuba

55,000

34

Vietnam

55,000

35

Morocco

54,207

36

Uzbekistan

48,000

37

Malaysia

43,424

38

Tanzania

43,244

39

Romania

39,935

40

Nigeria

39,153

41

Canada

36,024

42

Kenya

35,278

43

Algeria

34,243

44

Chile

33,098

45

Peru

32,129

46

Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire)

30,000

47

Saudi Arabia

23,720

48

Australia

23,362

49

Tunisia

23,165

50

Turkmenistan

22,000

51

Uganda

21,900

52

Zimbabwe

21,000

53

Sri Lanka

20,975

54

Madagascar

20,109

55

Cameroon

20,000

56

Netherlands

19,999

57

Venezuela

19,554

58

Kyrgyzstan

19,500

59

Czech Republic

18,503

60

Singapore

16,835

61

Hungary

16,700

62

Azerbaijan

16,345

63

Puerto Rico (USA)

15,046

64

Iraq

15,000

65

Syria

14,000

66

Yemen

14,000

67

Dominican Republic

13,836

68

Israel

13,603

69

Portugal

13,563

70

Hong Kong (China)

13,226

71

Zambia

13,173

72

Sudan

12,000

73

Libya

11,790

74

Ghana

11,379

75

Honduras

11,236

76

Moldova (Republic of)

10,729

77

Panama

10,630

78

Coste D'Ivoire

10,355

79

El Salvador

10,278

80

Tajikistan

10,000

81

Bulgaria

9,918

82

Belgium

9,147

83

Slovakia

8,891

84

Greece

8,841

85

Mozambique

8,812

86

Burundi

8,647

87

Malawi

8,566

88

Costa Rica

8,526

89

Guatemala

8,307

90

Austria

8,114

91

Lithuania

8,063

92

Latvia

7,857

93

Ecuador

7,716

94

Serbia and Montenegro: Serbia

7,487

95

Nicaragua

7,198

96

Nepal

7,132

97

Uruguay

7,100

98

Georgia

7,091

99

New Zealand

6,802

100

Cambodia

6,778

101

Bolivia

6,768

102

Sweden

6,755

103

United Kingdom: Scotland

6,652

104

Mongolia

6,400

105

Angola

6,008

106

Niger

6,000

107

United Arab Emirates

6,000

108

Botswana

5,890

109

Jordan

5,448

110

Lebanon

5,375

111

Senegal

5,360

112

Switzerland

5,266

113

Benin

4,961

114

Namibia

4,814

115

Trinidad and Tobago

4,794

116

Jamaica

4,744

117

Estonia

4,571

118

Central African Republic

4,168

119

Haiti

4,152

120

Paraguay

4,088

121

Mali

4,040

122

Denmark

3,908

123

Chad

3,883

124

Albania

3,778

125

Finland

3,719

126

Ireland, Republic of

3,417

127

Papua New Guinea

3,302

128

Swaziland

3,245

129

Republic of Guinea

3,070

130

Croatia

3,010

131

Lesotho

3,000

132

Norway

2,975

133

Armenia

2,866

134

Burkina Faso

2,800

135

Mauritius

2,565

136

Togo

2,043

137

Oman

2,020

138

Suriname

1,933

139

Kuwait

1,735

140

Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of)

1,598

141

Guyana

1,507

142

Mauritania

1,354

143

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Federation

1,338

144

United Kingdom: Northern Ireland

1,311

145

Bahamas

1,280

146

Slovenia

1,170

147

Maldive Islands

1,098

148

Belize

1,097

149

Fiji

1,083

150

Reunion (France)

1,071

151

Barbados

992

152

Serbia and Montenegro: Kosovo/Kosova

965

153

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Republika Srpska

933

154

Congo (Brazzaville)

918

155

Bahrain

911

156

Macau (China)

875

157

Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands)

780

158

Cape Verde (Cabo Verde)

755

159

Montenegro (Serbia & Montenegro)

734

160

Guadeloupe (France)

695

161

Martinique (France)

643

162

French Guiana/Guyane (France)

590

163

Guam (USA)

579

164

Qatar

570

165

Virgin Islands (USA)

559

166

Luxembourg

498

167

Brunei Darussalam

463

168

Gambia

450

169

Djibouti

384

170

St Lucia

365

171

Cyprus

355

172

Bermuda (UK)

343

173

Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor)

320

174

New Caledonia (France)

315

175

St Vincent and the Grenadines

302

176

Dominica

298

177

Grenada

297

178

French Polynesia (France)

291

179

Samoa (formerly Western Samoa)

281

180

Malta

278

181

Solomon Islands

275

182

Aruba (Netherlands)

223

183

Cayman Islands (United Kingdom)

210

184

Comoros

200

185

Antigua and Barbuda

186

186

American Samoa (USA)

174

187

Jersey (United Kingdom)

168

188

Mayotte (France)

163

189

Seychelles

157

190

Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

136

191

St Kitts and Nevis

135

192

Sao Tome e Principe

130

193

Tonga

116

194

Iceland

112

195

Palau

103

196

Greenland (Denmark)

100

197

Vanuatu

93

198

Guernsey (United Kingdom)

83

199

Kiribati

81

200

Isle of Man (United Kingdom)

62

201

Andorra

61

202

Virgin Islands (United Kingdom)

43

203

Micronesia, Federated States of

39

204

Gibraltar (United Kingdom)

31

205

Marshall Islands

23

206

Cook Islands (New Zealand)

19

207

Liechtenstein

18

208

Faeroe Islands (Denmark)

13

209

Monaco

13

210

Nauru

6

211

Tuvalu

6