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

Incarceration rate per 100,000 people in each U.S. state and all countries with a total population of at least 500,000

Data Source: For sources see the methodology section of the full report . (Graph: Emily Widra and Tiana Herring, 2021)

This graph originally appeared in States of Incarceration: The Global Context 2021.

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