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Prisoners in 2022 – Statistical Tables

NCJ Number
Date Published
November 2022
48 pages

This report is the 97th in a series that began in 1926 and provides data on persons in state and federal prisons. The report provides counts of prisoners under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities in 2022 and includes findings on admissions, releases, and imprisonment rates. The report describes demographic and offense characteristics of state and federal prisoners. It also provides data on prisoners held under military jurisdiction. Findings are based on BJS’s National Prisoner Statistics program.


  • The U.S. prison population was 1,230,100 at yearend 2022, a 2% increase from yearend 2021 (1,205,100).
  • The number of females in state or federal prison increased almost 5% from yearend 2021 (83,700) to yearend 2022 (87,800).
  • Nine states and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) increased their total prison populations by over 1,000 persons from yearend 2021 to yearend 2022.
  • State correctional authorities had jurisdiction over 1,039,500 persons sentenced to at least 1 year in prison in 2022, while the BOP had legal authority over 146,100 persons with similar sentences.

Date Published: November 1, 2022