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I think he's overstating it significantly.

I have finished the book now, and I have a better understanding of what a sociopath actually is.

Here's a link and you may search inside it for the phrase "now thought to be present in about 4 percent of the population". The notes (citations) will be the last found. Enjoy.

From the notes:
"now thought to be present in about 4 percent of the population: See K. Barry et al., "conduct Disorder and Antisocial Personality in Adult primary Care Patients," Journal of Family Practice 45 (1997): 151-158; R. Bland, S. Newman, and H. Orn, "Lifetime Prevalence of Psychiatric Disorders in Edmonton." Acta Psychiatria Scandinavinca 77 (1988) 24-32; J. Samuels et al., "DSM-III Personality Disorders in the Community,; American Journal of Psychiatry 151 (1994): 1055-1062; (...)"

Yours in psychiatric research,

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