The world's 20 most populous Nations
sorted by ratio of their % of the world prison population to their % of the world population

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Rank, % population Country % World prison population % World population Ratio of actual prison population to expectation Prison population per 100k population Prison population Population
1 United States of America 22.43% 4.58% 4.90 716 2259424 315562000
7 Russian Federation 6.93% 2.08% 3.33 487 698211 143369806
24 Thailand 2.40% 0.96% 2.51 367 241949 65926261
42 Iran 2.18% 1.12% 1.94 284 219464 77276000
44 Brazil 5.31% 2.81% 1.89 276 535293 193946886
66 Mexico 2.33% 1.63% 1.43 209 234783 112336538
83 Turkey 1.25% 1.10% 1.14 167 126298 75627384
103 Vietnam 1.28% 1.29% 0.99 145 128731 88780000
108 Ethiopia 1.14% 1.22% 0.93 136 114677 84320987
123 China 16.26% 19.64% 0.83 121 1638388 1354040000
137 Philippines 1.01% 1.34% 0.75 110 101572 92337852
164 Egypt 0.66% 1.21% 0.55 80 66929 83661000
164 Germany 0.65% 1.19% 0.55 80 65594 81993000
183 Indonesia 1.46% 3.45% 0.42 62 147338 237641326
194 Japan 0.68% 1.85% 0.37 54 68774 127360000
204 Pakistan 0.74% 2.65% 0.28 41 74871 182611000
209 Bangladesh 0.58% 2.21% 0.26 38 57957 152518015
212 Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) 0.23% 1.04% 0.23 33 23569 71420000
214 Nigeria 0.54% 2.48% 0.22 32 54688 170901000
215 India 3.60% 17.55% 0.21 30 363058 1210193422
  top 20 total 71.69% 71.39% 100% 147 7221568 4921822477
  world total       146 10073789 6894542070