Power Map – Incarceration Rate by Country

World Incarceration Rates Mapped
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Incarceration Rate by Country






As we noted in today’s trivia, Oklahoma has the highest incarceration rate out of any state in the U.S.

Here’s the bigger picture: Having the highest incarceration rate in the United States means that Oklahoma also attains the dubious distinction of leading the world in imprisonments according to HPPR. BBC also notes that, “half of the world’s prison population of about nine million is held in the US, China or Russia. Prison rates in the US are the world’s highest, at 724 people per 100,000. In Russia, the rate is 581.”

Map Source: Reddit