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NCJ Number: 249513 Find in a Library
Title: Correctional Populations in the United States, 2014
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Danielle Kaeble; Lauren Glaze; Anastasios Tsoutis; Todd Minton
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: December 2015
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Statistics
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes data from several Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) correctional data collections to provide statistics on the total population supervised by adult correctional systems in the United States in 2014
Abstract: The systems covered include offenders living in the community while supervised by probation or parole agencies and persons under the jurisdiction of State or Federal prisons or held in local jails. Adult correctional systems supervised an estimated 6,851,000 persons at the end of 2014, which is approximately 52,200 fewer offenders than at the end of 2013. About 1 in 36 adults (2.8 percent of adults in the United States) was under some form of correctional supervision at the end of 2014, the lowest rate since 1996. The correctional population has declined by an annual average of 1.0 percent since 2007. The community supervision population continued to decline during 2014, accounting for all of the decrease in the correctional population. The incarcerated population increased slightly in 2014 (up 1,900). Between 2007 and 2014, approximately 88 percent of the decrease in the correctional population was due to the decline in the probation population. Seven jurisdictions accounted for 48 percent of the U.S. correctional population at the end of 2014. Nearly all 47 U.S. jurisdictions had a larger proportion of their correctional population supervised in the community at the end of 2014 than were incarcerated in prison of local jails. The methodology, including data sources, for computing these data are discussed. 12 tables and 5 figures
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Inmate statistics; Parole statistics; Probation statistics; Trend analysis
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