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Thursday, March 31, 2022

BJS Releases Report on Correctional Populations and New Prisoners Data Dashboard

      WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Correctional Populations in the United States, 2020 – Statistical Tables and a new, modern Corrections Statistical Analysis Tool (CSAT) with data on persons in state and federal prison.

      Correctional Populations in the United States, 2020 – Statistical Tables summarizes data on populations supervised by probation or parole agencies and those incarcerated in state or federal prisons or in the custody of local jails.  The report presents data on the number of persons supervised by adult correctional systems from 2010 to 2020 and on their correctional status (i.e., in prison, in local jail, on parole or on probation).

      The new CSAT-Prisoners is an interactive data visualization dashboard, which replaces and enhances the core functionality of the previous data tool.  For the first time, the dashboard combines data from the National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) and National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) data.  This dashboard provides data users central access to more comprehensive, in-depth, state-level data on persons in state prison, including data by age, sex, race or ethnicity, offense, sentence length, time served in prison and type of admission and release.  Additionally, data users can access pre-formatted frequently requested charts or generate custom statistics, figures and maps on prison admissions, prison releases and year-end prison populations for data between 1978 and 2019.  The NPS and NCRP are BJS’s flagship data collections measuring the size and composition of state and federal prison populations on an annual basis.  The two collections complement each other by obtaining aggregate and detailed individual-level information on prisoners, which is used to describe and compare the prison population over time.

      TITLES:  Correctional Populations in the United States, 2020 – Statistical Tables
                      (NCJ 303184) by BJS Statisticians Rich Kluckow, DSW, and Zhen Zeng, Ph.D.

                      Corrections Statistical Analysis Tool (CSAT)-Prisoners

      WHERE:  bjs.ojp.gov

      The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States.  Doris J. James is the acting director.

      The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law.  More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.


OFFICE:  bjs.ojp.gov
CONTACT:  Tannyr Watkins at 202-532-3923 or [email protected]

Date Created: March 31, 2022