Countries with the most prisoners as of July 2018

Countries with the largest number of prisoners, as of July 2018

Countries with the most prisoners as of July 2018 The statistics show the countries with the most prisoners as of July 2018. The United States had the largest number of prisoners worldwide with about 2.12 million people in prison.
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Countries with the largest number of prisoners, as of July 2018

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Number of detainees
United States of America2,121,600
China1,649,804
Brazil682,901
Russian Federation592,467
India419,623
Thailand349,804
Indonesia249,419
Turkey232,179
Iran230,000
Mexico204,749
Philippines178,661
South Africa158,111
Colombia116,058
Vietnam115,035
Ethiopia113,727
Egypt106,000
Peru85,727
Pakistan83,718
Bangladesh83,350
United Kingdom: England & Wales82,961
Number of detainees
United States of America2,121,600
China1,649,804
Brazil682,901
Russian Federation592,467
India419,623
Thailand349,804
Indonesia249,419
Turkey232,179
Iran230,000
Mexico204,749
Philippines178,661
South Africa158,111
Colombia116,058
Vietnam115,035
Ethiopia113,727
Egypt106,000
Peru85,727
Pakistan83,718
Bangladesh83,350
United Kingdom: England & Wales82,961
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The statistics show the countries with the most prisoners as of July 2018. The United States had the largest number of prisoners worldwide with about 2.12 million people in prison.
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