People in Donegal are the least likely to be sent to jail.
Along with neighbours Leitrim, new figures show that we are the most law-abiding in Ireland last year.
New figures show that 7,484 people were jailed during 2017, an enormous fall on previous years.
The number plummeted in 2017 after new legislation meant far fewer people went to jail for non-payment of fines.
Now a county-by-county analysis of committals shows how residents of one county were up to four times more likely to be jailed than those in others.
Limerick, terrorised for so long by the hated Dundon family including Dessie, Wayne and John, had by far the highest imprisonment rate with 237 people per 100,000 of population sent to jail last year.
By comparison, the rate in two other counties was almost a quarter of that with 60 per 100,000 people imprisoned in Donegal and 59 per 100,000 in Leitrim.
The actual number of people committed to prison from some counties is remarkably low with just 19 people with a Leitrim address jailed last year. For Sligo and Roscommon, it was just 48 each.
Other counties with high rates of imprisonment included Dublin where the committal rate was 185 for every 100,000 residents.
Altogether, 2,490 people, who had given an address in the capital, were sent to jail with around 15 per cent of that total made up of women. Carlow and Longford also had higher than average rates of imprisonment with rates of 179 per 100,000 of population and 176 respectively.Tags: