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2010 Prison Population Totals

Posted on the 27 November 2013 by Aca The Underground

List of countries with more than 100,000 prisoners as a percentage of their population (from Prison Studies)

Rank Country Prisoners & of Population

1 United States of America 2,239,751 0.72%

2 Russian Federation 681,600 0.48%

3 Thailand 279,854 0.44%

4 South Africa 156,370 0.31%

5 Ukraine 137,965 0.30%

6 Iran 217,000 0.29%

7 Brazil 548,003 0.28%

8 Colombia 118,201 0.26%

9 Mexico 246,226 0.22%

10 Turkey 137,133 0.19%

11 Vietnam 130,180 0.15%

12 Ethiopia 112,361 0.13%

13 China 1,640,000 0.12%

14 Philippines 108,305 0.12%

15 Indonesia 144,332 0.06%

16 India 385,135 0.03%


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