Criminal Justice Statistics

Pertinent Criminal Justice Statistics „screen-shot-2017-01-26-at-10-10-30-am

  • At yearend 2015, an estimated 6,741,400 persons were supervised by U.S. adult correctional systems
  • About 1 in 37 adults (or 2.7% of adults in the United States) was under some form of correctional supervision at yearend 2015
  • By yearend 2015, the community supervision population was 4,564,900
  • „The incarcerated population in 2015 was 2,136,600
    U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Correctional Populations in the United States, 2015,” December 2016
  • In 2016 there were 43,864 inmates released
    Federal Bureau of Prisons, “Release Numbers,” Updated December 2016
  • African Americans are incarcerated in state prisons across the country at more than five times the rate of whites, and at least ten times the rate in five states
    The Color of Justice: Racial and Ethnic Disparity in State Prisons; Ashley Nellis, Ph.D.