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Prisoners in 2018

NCJ Number
253516
Date Published
Agencies
BJS
Publication Series
Publication Type
Report
Annotation
This report provides counts of prisoners under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities in 2018.
Abstract
This report is the 93rd in a series that began in 1926. It provides counts of prisoners under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities in 2018 and includes findings on admissions, releases, and imprisonment rates. It describes demographic and offense characteristics of state and federal prisoners. Highlights include: the number of prisoners under state or federal jurisdiction decreased by an estimated 24,000 (down 1.6%) from 2017 to 2018, and by 143,100 (down 9%) from 2008 to 2018; in 2018, the combined state and federal imprisonment rate (431 sentenced prisoners per 100,000 U.S. residents) was the lowest since 1996 (427 per 100,000); the imprisonment rate fell 2% from 2017 to 2018 and 15% from 2008 to 2018; and from 2008 to 2018, the imprisonment rate dropped 28% among blacks, 21% among Hispanics, and 13% among whites.
Date Created: April 30, 2020