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NCJ Number: NCJ 245350     Find in a Library
Title: Jail Inmates at Midyear 2013 - Statistical Tables
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Author(s): Todd D. Minton ; Daniela Golinelli Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 05/2014
Page Count: 16
  Annotation: Statistical tables and related narrative information are presented on jail inmates in the United States at mid-year 2013.
Abstract: After a peak in the number of inmates confined in county and city jails at mid-year 2008 (785,533), the jail population was significantly lower by mid-year 2013 (731,208); however, the estimated decline between mid-year 2012 and 20 13 was not statistically significant. The jail incarceration rate - the confined population per 100,000 U.S. residents - declined slightly between mid-year 2012 (237 per 100,000) and 2013 (231 per 100,000). This decline continues a downward trend from a high of 259 jail inmates per 100,000 residents in 2007. Males composed at least 86 percent of the jail population since 2000. The female inmate population increased 10.9 percent (up 10,000) inmates) between mid-year 2010 and 2013, compared to a 4.2-percent decline in the male jail population. White inmates accounted for 47 percent of the jail population; Blacks composed 36 percent; and Hispanic constituted 15 percent of the jail inmate population at mid-year 2013. At mid-year 2013, approximately 6 in 10 inmates were awaiting court action on a current charge, a rate unchanged since 2005. The majority of jail inmates were held in less than 10 percent of U.S. jails. Local jails admitted 11.7 million persons during the 12 months ending mid-year 2013. 4 figures and 16 tables
Main Term(s): Inmate statistics
Index Term(s): Jail statistics ; Trend analysis
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Type: Statistics ; Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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