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  NCJ Number: NCJ 195189     Find in a Library
  Title: Prisoners in 2001
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Paige M. Harrison ; Allen J. Beck Ph.D.
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 07/2002
  Page Count: 15
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This document reports the number of persons in State and Federal prisons at yearend, compares the increase in the prison population during 2001 with that of the previous year, and gives the prison growth rates since 1995.
  Abstract: The report also provides the number of male and female prisoners on December 31, 2001. It includes incarceration rates for the States; and the 10 highest and 10 lowest jurisdictions for selected characteristics, including growth rate, number of prisoners held, and incarceration rates. Tables present data on prison capacities and the use of local jails, privately operated prisons, Federal, and other State facilities to house inmates. Estimates are provided on the number of sentenced prisoners by offense, gender, race, and Hispanic origin. Highlights include the following: (1) between July 1, 2001, and December 31, 2001, the number of inmates under State jurisdiction declined by 3,705 inmates (down 0.3 percent), repeating the same pattern of decline first observed in the last 6 months of 2000; (2) on December 31, 2001 State prisons were operating between 1 percent and 16 percent above capacity, while Federal prisons were operating at 31 percent above capacity; and (3) at yearend 2000, 49 percent of State prisoners were serving time for violent offenses, up from 46 percent in 1990. 2 figures, 20 tables
  Main Term(s): Inmate statistics ; Corrections trends
  Index Term(s): Corrections statistics ; Jail statistics ; Statistics ; Criminal justice statistics ; Female inmates ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Federal prisoners
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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