Graph showing that the United States incarcerates women at higher rates than other NATO-founding countries. The U.S. incarcerates women at a rate of 133 per 100,000, Portugal at 15, United Kingdom, Luxembourg and Canada at 13, Norway and Belgium at 9, Italy at 8, France at 6, Netherlands at 6, and Iceland and Denmark at 5.

Data Source: For detailed sourcing, see: https://www.prisonpolicy.org/global/women/2018.html#methodology. (Graph: Aleks Kajstura, 2018)

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

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