World's Largest Jailer By Far, It's Not Even CloseMark Perryupdated Mar 06, 2011TweetAt GET.com we maintain complete editorial integrity on our content & provide transparent & unbiased information. Companies don't pay us to include their products although we receive a compensation when you successfully apply to products from our partners. See how we make money here.At GET.com we maintain complete editorial integrity.World Rank, 2010CountryPrison Population Rates per 100,000 Population1U.S.A.74327Israel32552Turkmenistan22453Iran22353Iran22361Libya20061Mexico20069Colombia18070Saudi Arabia17892Bahrain149116China120126Venezuela114137Iraq101137Iraq101140Ethiopia98150Egypt89156Yemen83185Syria58187Afghanistan56198Sudan45198Pakistan45 The table above shows how the United States compares to some of the roughest countries in the world for prison incarceration rates per 100,000 population in 2010. The full list is here, the countries above were selected as some of world's the most repressive regimes (Iran, Saudi Arabia and Libya), some of the world's least economically free countries (Venezuela, Turkmenistan, Sudan, Afghanistan, according to the Heritage Foundation), least politically stable (Israel) and some countries with the biggest narco-terroism problems (Colombia and Mexico). But none of them even come close to the incarceration rate of the World's #1 Jailer - the United States, largely because of the "war on drugs." Editorial Disclosure: Any personal views and opinions expressed by the author in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of GET.com. The editorial content on this page is not provided by any of the companies mentioned, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Opinions expressed here are author's alone, not those of the companies mentioned, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.