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Just the facts

United States

• Number incarcerated: 2 million

• Number incarcerated per 100,000 population: 701

• Number per 100,000 incarcerated in 1992: 505

• Increase in 10 years: 39 percent

• Number of African American males sentenced per 100,000 population: 3,437

• Number of Latino males per 100,000 population: 1,176.

• Number of white males per 100,000 population: 450.

Canada

• Number incarcerated: 36,124

• Number incarcerated per 100,000 population: 116

• Number per 100,000 incarcerated in 1991: 119

• Decrease in 10 years: 2.5 percent

France

• Number incarcerated: 55,382

• Number incarcerated per 100,000 population: 93

• Number per 100,000 incarcerated in 1992: 84

• Increase in 11 years: 11 percent

Russian Federation

• Number incarcerated: 864,590

• Number incarcerated per 100,000 population: 606

• Number per 100,000 incarcerated in 1992: 487

• Increase in 10 years: 24 percent

Norway


• Number incarcerated: 2,914

• Number incarcerated per 100,000 population: 64

• Number per 100,000 incarcerated in 1992: 58

• Increase per 100,000 in 10 years: 10 percent



SOURCES: U.S. BUREAU OF PRISON STATISTICS;
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR PRISON
STUDIES (UNITED KINGDOM)


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