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World Prison Population and Incarceration Rates Map

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Technically this is a "bi-variate cartogram". It is a combination of a cartogram (country sizes scaled to their total -absolute- prison population) and a choropleth map (shading according to their -relative- incarceration rates, here per 100,000 population). A very sad map to be honest. These are not numbers but lost human lives. Although there my be many factors at play, it is clear that imprisonment is a culture. The highest levels of incarceration, intentionally, were placed at the bottom of the legend.

Created 2010 by Jan van der Weijst

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May 15, 2011

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statistics, prisons, incarceration, justice, human, rights

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