Percentage rise in prison population and contribution to HIV infections

07 June 2019

The proportion of people in prison has grown by around 20% since the year 2000. This is greater than population growth, which has expanded by 18%. Over this time, while the proportion of male prisoners has grown by 18%, the proportion of women in prison has increased by 50%.

Graphic showing Percentage rise in prison population & HIV

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