Incarceration Rates for Various Nations
"Prison population rates vary considerably between different regions of the world, and between different parts of the same continent. For example:
" in Africa the median rate for western African countries is 53 whereas for southern African countries it is 244;
" in the Americas the median rate for south American countries is 233 whereas for central American countries it is 316;
" in Asia the median rate for countries in southern Asia (mainly the Indian subcontinent) is 88 whereas for central Asian countries it is 160.5;
" in Europe the median rate for western European countries is 81 whereas for the countries spanning Europe and Asia (e.g. the Russian Federation and Turkey) it is 268;
" in Oceania the median rate is 182.5."