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  NCJ Number: NCJ 172216     Find in a Library
  Title: Probation and Parole Populations, 1997
  Document URL: PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 08/1998
  Page Count: 6
  Annotation: More than 3.9 million adults were on probation or parole at the end of 1997, an increase of 2.9 percent from the previous year; the total Federal, State, and local adult correctional population incarcerated or in the community reached a new high of 5.7 million at the end of 1997.
  Abstract: Thus, about 1 in every 35 adults was incarcerated or on probation or parole. The correctional population included 3,261,888 adults serving a probation sentence. Fifty-four percent of probationers had felony convictions, 28 percent had been convicted of a misdemeanor, 14 percent were convicted of driving while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol, and 4 percent were convicted of other offenses. Ninety-six percent of the 685,033 parolees had been convicted of a felony; half had received mandatory release and 45 percent entered parole because of a parole board decision. Almost one-fourth of the adults on community supervision were in Texas or California. West Virginia had the lowest rate of community supervision; Texas, Delaware, Washington, and Georgia had the highest rates. Tables
  Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
  Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Corrections trends
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  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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