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 127 per 100,000, Portugal at 16, United Kingdom at 13, Canada at 11, Luxemburg and Belgium at 9, Norway and the Netherlands at 8, Italy at 7, France at 6, and Denmark at 5.

Data Source: For detailed sourcing, see: http://www.prisonpolicy.org/global/women/#data. (Graph: Elydah Joyce, 2015)

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

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