Chart comparing the U.S. jail incarceration rate at midyear 2020 with the total incarceration rates of other founding NATO countries. The US jail rate is 167 per 100,000, surpassing all peer countries' rates.

Data Source: The Prison Policy Initiative, States of Incarceration: The Global Context 2018 and The Bureau of Justice Statistics, Impact Of COVID-19 On The Local Jail Population, January-June 2020. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2021)

This graph originally appeared in New data on jail populations: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

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