Last updated on: 1/28/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Jail, Prison, Parole, and Probation Populations in the US

 

 

YearProbation
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JailPrisonParoleTotal Correctional
Population
19801,118,097182,288319,598220,4381,840,400
19811,225,934195,085360,029225,5392,006,600
19821,357,264207,853402,914224,6042,192,600
19831,582,947221,815423,898246,4402,475,100
19841,740,948233,018448,264266,9922,689,200
19851,968,712254,986487,593300,2033,011,500
19862,114,621272,736526,436325,6383,239,400
19872,247,158294,092562,814355,5053,459,600
19882,356,483341,893607,766407,9773,714,100
19892,522,125393,303683,367456,8034,055,600
19902,670,234403,019743,382531,4074,384,000
19912,728,472424,129792,535590,4424,535,600
19922,811,611441,780850,566658,6014,762,600
19932,903,061455,500909,381676,1004,944,000
19942,981,022479,800990,147690,3715,141,300
19953,077,861499,3001,078,542679,4215,335,100
19963,164,996510,4001,127,528679,7335,482,700
19973,296,513557,9741,176,564694,7875,725,800
19983,670,441584,3721,224,469696,3856,126,100
19993,779,922596,4851,287,172714,4576,331,400
20003,826,209613,5341,316,333723,8986,437,400
20013,931,731623,6281,330,007732,3336,574,100
20024,024,067658,2281,367,547750,9346,750,500
20034,120,012684,4311,390,279769,9256,917,700
20044,143,792706,9071,421,345771,8526,987,900
20054,166,757740,7701,448,344780,6167,045,100
20064,215,361759,7171,492,973799,8757,176,000
20074,234,471773,3411,517,867821,1777,267,500
20084,244,046777,8521,522,834824,8347,274,600
20094,203,967760,4001,524,513819,3087,225,800
20104,055,500748,7001,613,800840,7007,088,500
20113,971,300735,6001,599,000853,9006,990,400
20123,942,800744,5001,570,400851,2006,940,500
20133,910,600731,2001,574,700853,2006,899,000
YearProbation
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JailPrisonParoleTotal Correctional
Population

Sources:

US Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Key Facts at a Glance: Correctional Populations,” bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov, June 29, 2011
US Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Correctional Populations in the United States, 2013,” bjs.gov, Dec. 2014