Friday, November 02, 2007
The Warehousing of the American Population: U.S. leads world in incarcerations.
"Freedom" may be the slogan of the United States, but the data shows something different. If someone where to ask you where are you most likely to be put in prison, the answer is the United States of America and not by a slight margin. Yes, the U.S. of A. is the world's top jailer. In fact, with only 4.6% of the world's population the U.S. accounts for 24% of the total world's inmates. This is according to the University of London's International Center for Prison Studies.
Here are their statistics
by totals and by rate per 100,000.
*Both lists also include all territories and colonies around the World.*
By total number in Prison
By Rate of Incarceration, per 100,000 persons