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Share link: compare. This article was written by Timeshifter. See many drug war charts and maps. And: Drug war causes high U.S. incarceration rate. And: The U.S. Drug War. Republicans lead. And: Drug War, mandatory minimum sentencing, handguns. And: The number of people incarcerated in the USA peaked in 2008.

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See: List of countries and U.S. states by incarceration rate.

See list of incarceration rates by country (b c). Compare the rates. Due to the Drug War and long mandatory sentences the USA has the highest incarceration rate in the world. See cost of U.S. drug war: 1.5 trillion dollars!
Prisoner population rate world map

Prisoners per 100,000 population. Gray in the map means no data. See the Commons image page for sources and more info. See List of countries by incarceration rate. See template. Article: Compare incarceration rates.

The map may be old. The latest data is here: Highest to Lowest - Prison Population Rate.
From World Prison Brief. Incarceration rates are based on inmates in both prisons and jails.
The majority of people incarcerated in prisons and jails in the USA are in due to drug-related offenses, crimes to get money for drugs, or drug-related parole or probation violations. Wikipedia: Drug-related crime. The number of inmates in the USA has increased almost 5 times over since 1980. It peaked in 2008. Obama's Democrat landslide in 2008 turned the incarceration rate around. But the USA still has the highest incarceration rate of any nation (b c). The cost of the U.S. drug war is at least 1.5 trillion dollars. Cannabis is safer! Share link.
"Welcome to America, home to 5% of the world's people & 25% of the world's prisoners."
USA. 25% of world's prisoners 4

Most are incarcerated due to the drug war. See: image info, larger banner. And: Number incarcerated in the USA peaked in 2008.

USA and territories. 2,424,279 inmates in 2008. ...
In 2008 with less than 5% of world population the USA had 2.4 million of 9.8 million world prisoners (b). See latest numbers and World Prison Population List. The majority of inmates in the USA are in due to the drug war. The number of inmates in the USA has increased almost 5 times over since 1980. It peaked in 2008.
  • Correctional population USA

    USA: Peak of 7.3 million people in 2007 under adult correctional supervision: On probation or parole, or incarcerated in jail or prison. About 3.2% of the U.S. adult population, or 1 in every 31 adults. More info here. See template.

  • US incarceration rate timeline

    Timeline of U.S. incarceration in prisons and jails as a percentage of Americans of all ages. Peaked in 2008. See template. Image source and data.

USA. Adult and juvenile inmate stats. Share link.

Obama helping turn around Reagan-Bush War on Pot, mandatory minimums, mass incarceration:

US adult correctional population timeline

Source: Correctional Populations in the United States, 2013. See Appendix Table 5 in PDF.


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