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Number of prisoners per 100,000 people, 2017 - Country rankings:

The average for 2017 based on 138 countries 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. The indicator is available from 2002 to 2017. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: prisoners per 100,000 people; Source: The UN office on drugs and crime
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