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NCJ Number: 161722 Find in a Library
Title: Probation and Parole Populations, 1995
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: June 1996
Page Count: 5
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 (Press Release)
Agency Summary: 
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Statistics
Format: Document; Document (Online); News/Media
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This press release by the U.S. Department of Justice presents overall data for adults on probation or parole at the end of 1995, as well as State-by-State data, and trend data are shown for each year for 1980-1995.
Abstract: There were almost 3.8 million adult men and women on probation or parole in Federal, State, and local jurisdictions at the end of 1995, an increase of about 119,000 during the year. Approximately 3,090,000 adults were on probation at the end of the year, and approximately 700,000 were on parole. The number of adults under some form of correctional supervision in the United States totaled about 5.3 million. This included those held in local jails and State and Federal prisons (2.8 percent of all adults in 1995). Since 1980, the total number under correctional supervision has almost tripled, increasing at an average annual rate of 7.4 percent. Women composed about 21 percent of probationers and 10 percent of the parolees. Approximately 64 percent of the adults on probation were White, and 34 percent were Black. Hispanics, who may be of any race, composed 14 percent of probationers and 21 percent of parolees. Tabular data show the the percentage of persons separately for probation and parole by sex; race/ethnicity; supervision status (active, inactive, absconded, out-of-State, and “other”); type of offense (felony, misdemeanor, driving while intoxicated, and “other infractions”); and sentence to incarceration (more than 1 year, 1 year or less). Other tabular data show probation and parole statistics for each State.
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Demography; Offender profiles; Parole statistics; Probation statistics; State-by-state analyses; Trend analysis
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