Jailed Population is one of the 23 indicators of peace measured by the Global Peace Index. It is an 'internal' indicator of peace, meaning it measures peace within a country.
Jailed Population is a quantitative assessment of numbers of people held in custody by the prison administration in a given year, per 100,000 people.
Jailed Population is scored on a scale from 1 (lowest incarceration rates) to 5 (highest).
In countries that score 1, there are less than approximately 110 prisoners per 100,000 population.
In countries that score 5, there are greater than approximately 740 prisoners per 100,000 population.
Jailed Population is a quantitative assessment using data from the International Centre for Prison Studies’s World Prison Brief.
The Global Peace Index is comprised of 23 indicators that measure the existence or absence of violence or the fear of violence. These include:
Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict
Societal safety and security
Find out more about how the Global Peace Index is constructed, what it measures and what the results show in the Global Peace Index Report.Related Articles
The Global Peace Index measures the state of peace in 162 countries according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators of peace. Find out more about how the index is constructed, a description of the indicators and the scores.
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