The table below shows the figures (in thousand) for imprisonment in five countries between 1930 and 1980.
Write a report for a university, lecturer describing the information shown below.
The given bar graph shows data on the number of prisoners in five countries namely Britain, Australia, New Zealand, US and Canada between 1930 and 1980. As is given on the graph, Canada had the highest number of prisoners initially in 1930 while Great Britain had the least prisoners in the same year but after 50 years in 1980 the number of total prisoners decreased in Canada and United States had the largest number of prisoners.
Initially in 1930, there were 120 thousand prisoners in Canada which was the largest number among the given five countries. There were 100 thousand prisoners both in US and New Zealand which was second largest in this year. Australia had around 70 thousand prisoners and Great Britain had only 30 thousand prisoners which was least in number. After ten years in 1940, Prisoners’ number in Britain remained same while the number decreased in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. But this year the total number of prisoners increased in US by 30 thousand and reached to 130 thousand which was highest among the five countries for this year. In 1950, the prisoners’ number increased in Britain and slightly decreased in Australia and New Zealand. On the other hand the prisoner in Canada increased and got highest among the five countries and decreased in US. In 1960, the prisoners, number increased in all the countries except Canada and US had the largest number of prisoners. Interestingly in 1970, the number became same in Britain, New Zealand and Australia which was about 63 thousand and both Canada and US had more than 80 thousand prisoners in this year. Finally in 1980, the prisoners’ number all of the countries increased while the number decreased in Australia. US had the highest number of prisoners in this year amounting around 137 thousand and Great Britain, Canada and New Zealand had more than 80 thousand prisoners in this year.
In summary, over the 50 years period the crime and imprisonment number got worse in US and Britain while Australia, Canada and New Zealand did some progress in it. In 1980, Australia had the least number of prisoners which indicate their improvement in law and order.