148 out of 100,000 Brits are currently behind bars in the UK. In France the figure is 93, in Germany 89. We have the highest proportion of people banged away in the whole of Western Europe.
So, either the British have a fundamentally much more criminal mentality than the French and Germans (150% more) and in fact everybody else in Europe, or the British government is locking too many people up.
So which is it? Are we just much more criminal than the rest of the Yurpeans?