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NCJ Number: NCJ 242467     Find in a Library
Title: Prisoners in 2012 - Advance Counts
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Daniela Golinelli ; E. Ann Carson
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 07/2013
Page Count: 17
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS) National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) Program, collects annual data from all 50 States and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) on prisoner counts, characteristics, admissions, and releases, as well as prison capacity.
Abstract: Highlights from the report include: the U.S. prison population declined for the third consecutive year in 2012, from a high of 1,615,487 inmates in 2009 to 1,571,013 at yearend 2012. The U.S. imprisoned 27,770 fewer prisoners (down 1.7 percent) at yearend 2012 than at yearend 2011. The Federal prison population increased by 1,453 prisoners in 2012 (up 0.7 percent), while the State prison population declined by 29,223 prisoners (down 2.1 percent). California accounted for 51 percent of the decrease in the total State prison population. Nine States had a decrease of over 1,000 prisoners in 2012: California, Texas, North Carolina, Colorado, Arkansas, New York, Florida, Virginia, and Maryland. Louisiana and the Federal prison system had increases of more than 1,000 prisoners in 2012. The total imprisonment rate for prisoners sentenced to more than 1 year in State or Federal prison decreased by 2.4 percent, from 492 per 100,000 U.S. residents in 2011 to 480 in 2012. The imprisonment rate for females decreased by 2.9 percent from 2011 to 2012, from 65 female prisoners per 100,000 U.S. female residents to 63 per 100,000. 1 figure and 10 tables
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Federal Bureau of Prisons ; Federal correctional facilities ; State correctional facilities ; Female inmates ; Criminal population ; Federal prisoners
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Type: Statistics ; Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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