| #2 (permalink) Sun May 02, 2010 9:59 am The table below shows the figures for imprisonment in five countries.
|The chart displays the number of people held in prison in five different countries over A PERIOD OF half a century . It is noticeable that the figures fluctuate BETWEEN countrIES.
In contrast to the figures for the other countries, the number of prisoners in Great Britain rose steadily between 1930 and 1980, reaching a peak of 80 thousand at the end of the period. Australia began with approximately 70 thousand prisoners, but then dropped to around 45 thousand in 1950 and climbed slowly every DECADE to a little less than 70 thousand in 1970, but managed to fall FURTHER to 50 thousand people in 1980.
New Zealand’s prison population BEGAN with 100 thousand people in 1930 and the figure gradually decreased through the next two decades and rose in the following three decades.
THE United States’ and Canada’s figures fluctuated without any DISCERNIBLE pattern, ranging from 95 to 135 thousand and 85 to 120 thousand respectively between 1930 and 1980.
Overall, it is clear that the United States had the highest number of people held in prison of all five countries, which was 135 thousand in 1980, BUT Great Britain, on the other hand, had the lowest number of prisoners for the majority of the period.
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