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NCJ Number: 237961 Find in a Library
Title: Jail Inmates at Midyear 2011-Statistical Tables
Author(s): Todd D. Minton
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: April 2012
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents data on the number of jail inmates at midyear 2011.
Abstract: This report describes annual change in jail populations and patterns of change from 2000 through 2011; shows rated capacity of jails and percent of capacity occupied; provides estimates of admissions to jails; details the volume of movement among the jail population; and presents the distribution of jail inmates by sex, race, and Hispanic origin. It also includes standard errors for jail estimates. Results show that the 2011 incarceration rate was the lowest jail incarceration rate since 2002. From June 2010 to June 2011, the total number of persons confined in county and city jails (735,601) declined by 1.8 percent (or 13,127 inmates) making this the third consecutive year of declining inmate populations. The number confined in local jails peaked in June of 2008 at 785,533 inmates. Since then, the number has declined by about 50,000 persons (or 6.4 percent). The average daily number of persons counted in jails also declined by about 50,000 inmates during this same 3-year period. The jail incarceration rate dropped to 236 in 2011, down from 259 in 2007. 3 figures and 12 tables
Main Term(s): Inmates
Index Term(s): Criminal population; Jail statistics; Jails; Prison population prediction
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