The countries with the highest number of female prisoners

Dina Rickman@dinarickman
Sunday 08 March 2015 13:00
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There are currently 3,866 women in prison in England and Wales, while the number of women in prison in Scotland has doubled in the last 10 years.

But while Britain does not having a perfect record, we do not rank among the countries with the highest numbers of female prisoners, as this chart from Statista which uses statistics from the International Centre for Prison Studies shows.

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