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NCJ Number: NCJ 236319     Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Populations in the United States, 2010
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Lauren E. Glaze
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2012
Page Count: 9
  Annotation: This report presents statistics on the number of offenders under the supervision of adult correctional authorities in the United States at yearend 2010.
Abstract: This report provides the change in the total correctional population, by correctional status, during 2010. It also examines the impact of the changes in the community supervision and incarcerated populations during the year on the change observed in the total correctional population. Results indicate that during 2010, the number of persons under supervision of adult correctional authorities declined by 1.3 percent (91,700 offenders), and reaching 7.1 million at yearend. The population at yearend 2010 dropped below the 2006 level (7.2 million); this was the second consecutive year of decline in the correctional population. About 7 in 10 persons under the supervision of adult correctional systems were supervised in the community (4,887,900) on probation or parole at yearend 2010, while about 3 in 10 were incarcerated (2,266,800) in local jails or in the custody of State or Federal prisons. About three-quarters of the decline in the total correctional population (down 91,700) during 2010 were attributed to the decline in the number of probationers (down 69,500) during the year. Persons supervised by adult correctional authorities include those in the community under the authority of probation or parole agencies that supervise adults and those incarcerated in State or Federal prisons or local jails. 1 figure and 6 tables
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Inmate statistics ; Jail statistics ; Federal correctional facilities ; State correctional facilities ; Prison population prediction ; Criminal population
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Type: Statistics ; Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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