15 Shocking Facts You Didn’t Know About The USA

15. Prison Population = 9 Million

With the world’s prison population peaking at around nine million, over a quarter of them are currently residing in the good ol’ USA. Taking the number one spot for population per 100,000, Uncle Sam beats other large countries such as Russia, China and Brazil by a long shot. With America famous for spawning the goriest of serial killers and the death penalty still active in over half of its 50 states, the USA is actually now surprisingly at an all time low with regard to its crime rate. Therefore the number of prisoners will soon start to dwindle but remain massive.
15. Prison Population = 9 Million