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  NCJ Number: NCJ 215091     Find in a Library
  Title: Probation and Parole in the United States, 2005
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Lauren E. Glaze ; Thomas P. Bonczar
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 11/2006
  Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report describes the number of persons on probation and parole, by State, at yearend 2005 and compares the totals with yearend 1995 and 2000.
  Abstract: It lists the States with the largest and smallest parole and probation populations and the largest and smallest rates of community supervision, and identifies the States with the largest increase. The bulletin also describes the race and gender of these populations and reports the percentages of parolees and probationers completing community supervision successfully, or failing because of a rule violation or a new offense. Highlights include the following: (1) the adult probation population grew 0.5 percent in 2005, which was an increase of 19,070 probationers or the smallest increase in the last 26 years; (2) about 50 percent of all probationers had been convicted of a felony, 49 percent of a misdemeanor, and 1 percent of other infractions--28 percent were on probation for a drug law violation and 15 percent for driving while intoxicated; and (3) in 2005 the Nation’s parole population grew 1.6 percent, which was an increase of 12,556 parolees during the year. Tables, figures, appendix
  Main Term(s): Probation statistics ; Parole statistics
  Index Term(s): Probationers ; Parolees ; State-by-state analyses ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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