"The US has less than 5% of the world's population but over 23% of the world's incarcerated people." In a new Fact Sheet, the National Council on Crime and Delinquency compares United States incarceration rates with those of other countries around the world. The report relies in part on statistics compiled by the International Centre for Prison Studies at King's College London, the World Prison Brief. Roy Walmsley of this Centre has also produced the 2006 World Female Imprisonment List.
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