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Author Topic: Which country has the smallest per-capita prison population?  (Read 3077 times)

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China and USA are good candidates for the largest - but which country's population is the goody-two-shoes of the world?

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Re: Which country has the smallest per-capita prison population?
« Reply #1 on: 18 March, 2009, 08:01:08 PM »
I'd have a wild guess at Vatican City , seems reasonable anyway.

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Re: Which country has the smallest per-capita prison population?
« Reply #2 on: 19 March, 2009, 02:23:31 AM »
I'm not sure how reliable this data is but the lowest seems to be India with 24prisoners/100K people while the US has 730/100K
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Re: Which country has the smallest per-capita prison population?
« Reply #3 on: 19 March, 2009, 09:45:50 AM »
I don't have any figures, but Iceland is probably quite a good candidate. I remember when I was there - years ago! - there was a joke going around that they one murderer in jail. He was free to wander around outside during the day, but was warned that if he didn't return in time in the evening he'd be locked out.