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Prison Statistics

 

Prison population 21st May 2010

Male   80,889
Female   4,312
     
Total   85,201

The important figure in the table below is the prison population rate per 100,000 of national population, this shows the extent to which that particular country uses prison as a form of punishment.

This is only a sample list.

Country
Prison population
Prison population rate (per 100,000 of national population)
Year recorded
England & Wales 72,669 139 Oct 2002
Scotland 6,417 126 Oct 2002
N. Ireland 1,058 62 Oct 2002
Germany 78,707 96 Nov 2000
Italy 55,136 95 Sept 2001
Spain 50,656 126 May 2002
France 50,714 85 May 2002
Poland 82,173 213 April 2002
Thailand 217,697 342 June 2001
USA 1,962,220 686 Dec 2001

 

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