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NCJ Number: NCJ 188208     Find in a Library
Title: Probation and Parole in the United States, 2000
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 08/2001
Page Count: 6
  Annotation: This press release announces the release of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Probation and Parole 2000 report providing a summary of the data highlighting the national increase in the correctional population during 2000.
Abstract: Highlights of the 2000 report include: 1) on December 31, 2000, there were 3,839,532 men and women on probation, 725,527 on parole, 1,312,354 in prison, and 621,149 in local jails; 2) States with the largest percentages of their adult populations under correctional supervision were Georgia (6.8 percent), Texas (5.0 percent), and Idaho (4.9 percent); 3) at the end of last year, the number of adults under community supervision as probationers or parolees reached almost 4.6 million, up from 3.2 million on December 31, 1990; 4) 16 States reported fewer than 1 percent of their adult populations on probation; 5) parole population gains of 10 percent or more were reported in 14 states and the District of Columbia; 6) Connecticut and Arkansas led with a 22 percent increase in their parole populations in 2000; 7) persons of Hispanic origin, who are of any race, comprised 16 percent of the probation population and 21 percent of the parole population; 8) nearly 2 million probationers and 459,000 parolees were discharged from community supervision; and 9) 15 percent of probationers and 42 percent of parolees who were discharged from supervision were rearrested and incarcerated because of a rule violation or new offense. These findings, from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Probation and Parole 200 report, were presented at an advance press release from the U.S. Department of Justice on August 26, 2001. Tables
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Probation statistics ; Parole statistics ; Jail statistics ; Recidivism statistics
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Type: Factsheet
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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