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NCJ Number: NCJ 241264     Find in a Library
Title: Jail Inmates at Midyear 2012 - Statistical Tables
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Todd D. Minton
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 05/2013
Page Count: 15
  Annotation: This study presents the number of jails and jail inmates at midyear 2012.
Abstract: Results show that after 3 consecutive years of decline in the jail inmate population, the number of persons confined in county and city jails (744,524) increased by 1.2 percent between midyear 2011 and midyear 2012; rated capacity in jails reached 886,947 beds at midyear 2012, an increase of 0.8 percent (7,225 beds) from 879,722 beds in midyear 2011; and local jails admitted an estimated 11.6 million persons during the 12-month period ending June 30, 2012, which was similar to 2011 (11.8 million) and down from 13.6 million in 2008. This report describes annual change in jail populations and patterns of change from 2000 through 2012. It shows rated capacity of jails and percent of capacity occupied. The report also provides estimates of admissions to jails, details the volume of movement among the jail population, and presents the distribution of jail inmates by sex, race, and Hispanic origin. It includes information about the effect of California's public safety realignment on jail populations. The report also includes standard errors for jail estimates. 4 figures and 12 tables
Main Term(s): Jails
Index Term(s): Inmate statistics ; Corrections statistics ; Inmates ; Demography
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Statistics ; Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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