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  NCJ Number: NCJ 201932     Find in a Library
  Title: Profile of Jail Inmates, 2002
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Doris J. James
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 07/2004
  Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report presents findings from the Survey of Inmates in Local Jails, 2002, the only national source of detailed information on persons held in local jails.
  Abstract: The report describes the characteristics of jail inmates in 2002, including offenses, conviction status, criminal histories, sentences, time served, drug and alcohol use and treatment, and family background. Characteristics of jail inmates include gender, race, and Hispanic origin. Changes since the 1996 inmate survey are examined. Data in 2002 were compiled from in-depth personal interviews with a nationally representative sample of nearly 7,000 inmates in about 417 local jails. Highlights include the following: (1) jail inmates were older on average in 2002 than 1996; 38 percent were age 35 or older, up from 32 percent in 1996; (2) half of all jail inmates in 2002 were held for a violent or drug offense, nearly unchanged from 1996; and (3) in 2002, 41 percent percent of jail inmates had a current or prior violent offense; 46 percent were nonviolent recidivists; 13 percent had a current or prior drug offense only. Tables
  Main Term(s): Jail statistics
  Index Term(s): Inmate statistics ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Inmate characteristics
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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