USA: Imprisonment rate

(measure: prisoners per 100,000 people; Source: The UN office on drugs and crime)
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USA: Number of prisoners per 100,000 people

: For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 2003 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 724 prisoners per 100,000 people with a minimum of 671 prisoners per 100,000 people in 2016 and a maximum of 762 prisoners per 100,000 people in 2007. The latest value from 2016 is 671 prisoners per 100,000 people. For comparison, the world average in 2016 based on 89 countries is 197 prisoners per 100,000 people. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Number of prisoners per 100,000 people.
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