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  NCJ Number: NCJ 221945     Find in a Library
  Title: Jail Inmates at Midyear 2007
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): William J. Sabol Ph.D. ; Todd D. Minton
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 06/2008
  Page Count: 11
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report presents data on numbers of jails and jail inmates at midyear 2007 and analyzes patterns of growth from 2000 through 2007.
  Abstract: This report includes data on rated capacity of jails, percent of capacity occupied, and capacity added. It provides estimates of admissions to jails and details the volume of movement among the jail population. The report includes total numbers for jail inmates by gender, race, and Hispanic origin as well as counts of jail inmates by conviction and confinement status. Standard errors for jail estimates are only provided in the appendix tables of the electronic version of this report. Highlights include the following: (1) the total rated capacity of local jails at midyear 2007 reached 813,502, up from an estimated 677,787 beds at midyear 2000; (2) at midyear 2007, jail jurisdictions (173) with an average daily jail population of 1,000 or more inmates accounted for about 6 percent of all jail jurisdictions and about 52 percent of the jail inmate population; and (3) at midyear 2007, the 50 largest jail jurisdictions held about 29 percent (or 227,901 inmates) of the Nation’s jail population. Figures, tables, and appendix
  Main Term(s): Jail statistics
  Index Term(s): Inmate statistics ; Corrections statistics ; Inmates ; Correctional facilities ; Correctional institutions (adult) ; Jails
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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