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NCJ Number: 221945 Find in a Library
Title: Jail Inmates at Midyear 2007
Series: BJS Bulletins
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: June 2008
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
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): Correctional facilities; Correctional institutions (adult); Corrections statistics; Inmate statistics; Inmates; Jails
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