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NCJ Number: 250374 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Populations in the United States, 2015
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Danielle Kaeble; Lauren E. Glaze
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: December 2016
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5870 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) bulletin presents statistics on persons supervised by adult correctional systems in the United States at yearend 2015, including persons supervised in the community on probation or parole and those incarcerated in state or federal prison or local jail.
Abstract: This Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) bulletin describes the size and change in the total correctional population during 2015. Appendix tables provide statistics on other correctional populations and jurisdiction-level estimates of the total correctional population by correctional status and sex for selected years. Highlights include: at yearend 2015, an estimated 6,741,400 persons were supervised by U.S. adult correctional systems, a decrease of about 115,600 persons from yearend 2014; about 1 in 37 adults (or 2.7% of adults in the United States) was under some form of correctional supervision at yearend 2015, the lowest rate since 1994; the U.S. correctional population declined 1.7% during 2015 due to decreases in both the community supervision (down 1.3%) and incarcerated (down 2.3%) populations; by yearend 2015, the community supervision population (4,650,900) fell to the lowest level since 2000 (4,564,900), and the incarcerated population (2,173,800) fell to the lowest level since 2004 (2,136,600); all of the decrease in the community supervision population during 2015 resulted from a drop in the probation population (down 2.0%), as the parole population (up 1.5%) increased; and in 2015, the majority (69%) of the decline in the incarcerated population resulted from the drop in the prison population (down 35,500).
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): BJS Resources; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Inmate statistics; Jail statistics; Prison Population; Prison population prediction
Note: Part of the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) Correctional Populations in the United States Series.
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