Incarceration Rates Of Industrialized Nations

Country               Inmates per 100,000 Population

United States                       519 
South Africa                        368 
Singapore                           229 
Hong Kong                           179 
England                              93 
France                               84 
Germany                              80 
Japan                                36 
From the Associated Press, Sept. 12, 1994. There are 1.3 million inmates in American prisons. The incarceration rate has reached an all time high of 519 per 100,000 population, up 22 percent since 1989.
AVERAGE LENGTHS OF FEDERAL SENTENCES

Assault:            3.2 years  
Manslaughter:       3.5 years 
Sex Offenses:       5.8 years 
Drug Offenses:      6.5 years

Source: Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 1991, p. 532.
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