No Country Incarcerates More Women Than The U.S.

September 30th, 2014
in News, econ_news, syndication

from Felix Richter, Statista.com
by Niall McCarthy

The United States has more female prisoners than China, Russia and India combined.

Follow up:

According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, the U.S. has 201,200 female prisoners, 8.8 percent of its total prison population. China comes a very distant second with 84,600 female prisoners while Russia is in third place with 59,000. 625,000 women and girls are being held in penal institutions worldwide and the female prison population is rising on all five continents.

This chart shows the top 10 countries with the largest number of female prisoners in 2013.

Infographic: No Country Incarcerates More Women Than The U.S. | Statista
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