This Infographic Shows How the U.S. Compares to Other Countries in Incarcerating People of Color

By Kenrya Rankin Apr 19, 2016

Global affairs magazine World Policy Journal’s spring issue carries the theme “Black Lives Matter Everywhere.” As part of their examination of the lived experiences of Black people around the world, the editors chart the demographics of several countries—Australia, Brazil, Canada, England and Wales, South Africa and the United States—against those of their respective prison populations. The result makes it clear that there are “stark racial inequalities” in how people of color around the world are routed through their national justice systems.

Two of the charts appear below. Read “Anatomy: Race and Discrimination” to see how the United States stacks up against the other nations.