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World Incarceration Rates If Every U.S. State Were A Country

Rates calculated per 100,000 people. Read more about the data.

This graph shows the number of people in state prisons, local jails, federal prisons, and other systems of confinement from each U.S. state per 100,000 people in that state and the incarceration rate per 100,000 in all countries with a total population of at least 500,000.

Data Source: For sources see the data section of the full report . (Graph: Peter Wagner and Wendy Sawyer, 2018)

This graph originally appeared in States of Incarceration: The Global Context 2018.

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