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Prison Population Percentages

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Location: Europe

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Percentage of Population for Men and Women:

Country Men (%) Women (%)
Belgium 63.3 4.2
Croatia 71.4 5.4
Czech Republic 83.9 7.2
Denmark 61.9 4.0
Finland 72.7 7.5
France 66.6 3.4
Germany 70.3 5.9
Greece 65.8 5.0
Ireland 80.6 3.9
Italy 60.5 4.2
Luxembourg 48.6 5.0
Netherlands 53.2 5.4
Norway 67.8 5.8
Romania 85.4 5.0
Slovenia 75.9 5.6
Spain 79.6 7.6
Sweden 68.9 5.6
Switzerland 54.7 4.7
United Kingdom: England/Wales 83.9 4.6
United Kingdom: Northern Ireland 70.3 3.8
United Kingdom: Scotland 75.3 5.1

Percentage of Populations: Source: World Prison Brief, Institute for Criminal Policy Research, accessed 10 October 2016
Percentage of Men: Data calculated by excluding remand prisoners (or pretrial detainees), women and juveniles. Source: World Prison Brief, Institute for Criminal Policy Research. accessed 10 October 2016