This graph shows the imprisonment rates in May 2011 of the 34 countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The figures indicate the number of prisoners per 100,000 of the population of each country. New Zealand had the eighth-highest imprisonment rate, with 199 prisoners per 100,000. The United States had by far the highest rate, with 743 prisoners per 100,000 people.
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Source: International Centre for Prison Studies, World Prison Population List. 9th ed, 2011.