* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Imprisonment rate - Country rankings:

The average for 2017 was 174 prisoners per 100,000 people.The highest value was in El Salvador: 601 prisoners per 100,000 people and the lowest value was in San Marino: 9 prisoners per 100,000 people. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.
Number of prisoners per 100,000 people, 2017
(prisoners per 100,000 people, Source: The UN office on drugs and crime, TheGlobalEconomy.com)


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