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  NCJ Number: NCJ 201135     Find in a Library
  Title: Probation and Parole in the United States, 2002
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Lauren E. Glaze
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 08/2003
  Page Count: 8
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This document provides probation and parole statistics in the United States for 2002.
  Abstract: The adult probation population grew 1.6 percent, an increase of 63,434 probationers, about half the average annual growth of 3.1 percent since 1995. Half of all probationers had been convicted of a felony, 49 percent of a misdemeanor, and 1 percent of other infractions. Twenty-four percent were on probation for a drug law violation, and 17 percent for driving while intoxicated. The probation population of New Mexico (13 percent) and South Dakota (11 percent) increased 10 percent or more. The adult probation population decreased in 13 States, led by Idaho with the only double-digit decrease (down 12 percent). Washington State had the highest rate of probationers per 100,000 residents, 3,819; New Hampshire had the lowest, 387. The parole population grew by 20,808, or 2.8 percent, almost double the average annual growth of 1.5 percent since 1995. Mandatory releases from prison as a result of a sentencing statute or good-time provision comprised 52 percent of those entering parole; in 1995 they were 45 percent. A total of 12 States had double-digit increases in their parole population. Four States had a parole population increase of 20 percent or more: North Dakota (27 percent), New Mexico (26 percent), Kentucky (23 percent), and Oklahoma (21 percent). Eighteen States had a decrease in their parole population. Four States, led by Washington (down 39 percent), had a decrease of more than 10 percent. 8 tables
  Main Term(s): Probation statistics ; Parole statistics
  Index Term(s): Offender statistics ; Inmate statistics ; Corrections statistics ; Parolees ; Statistics ; Criminal justice statistics
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Downloaded August 22, 2003
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