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    2011

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    • Canada's prison population fell to 116 prisoners per 100,000 people in 2009 from 123 prisoners in 1992. Rates in the United States increased to 760 prisoners per 100,000 people in 2009 from 505 in 1992, the highest in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
    • In 2005, 17% of Canadians reported being a victim of a crime, compared with 18% in the United States and 9% in Spain. Victimization was highest in Ireland at 22%.
    • In 2005, 17% of Canadians reported feeling unsafe or very unsafe on the street after dark compared with 19% in the United States, 42% in Greece and 21% in France.

    Chart 7.4 Prison population, 2009
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