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Latin America & the Caribbean: share of foreign prisoners 2019, by country

This statistic shows a ranking of Latin American and Caribbean countries based on the share of foreign prisoners in the total prison population as of 2019. Among the countries surveyed, the nation with the highest share of foreign prisoners was Antigua and Barbuda, with nearly 31 percent of the prison population being foreign nationals, followed by Suriname with over 19 percent of foreign prisoners.

Foreign prisoners as percentage of total prison population in selected countries in Latin America and the Caribbean as of 2019

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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

as of May 2019

Special properties

Independent countries only.

Supplementary notes

The source does not provide a publication date. The date of survey given is the date of access.

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