Prison population rates in South America, by country

Prison population rates in South America as of 2018, by country (in number of prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants)

Prison population rates in South America, by country This statistic shows a ranking of South American countries based on prison population rates as of 2018. The South America nation with the highest prison population rate was Brazil, with 325 prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Uruguay with 321 prisoners per 100,000 people.
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Prison population rates in South America as of 2018, by country (in number of prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants)

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Prison population per 100,000 inhabitants
Brazil325
Uruguay321
French Guiana (France)281
Guyana278
Peru267
Chile233
Colombia226
Ecuador222
Paraguay199
Argentina186
Suriname183
Venezuela173
Bolivia156
Prison population per 100,000 inhabitants
Brazil325
Uruguay321
French Guiana (France)281
Guyana278
Peru267
Chile233
Colombia226
Ecuador222
Paraguay199
Argentina186
Suriname183
Venezuela173
Bolivia156
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This statistic shows a ranking of South American countries based on prison population rates as of 2018. The South America nation with the highest prison population rate was Brazil, with 325 prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Uruguay with 321 prisoners per 100,000 people.
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