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Demographic Characteristics of the Incarcerated Population - DCDC (First Quarter - FY 1992)

NCJ Number
S O Ezeani
Date Published
44 pages
This report presents selected demographic data on persons currently incarcerated in the District of Columbia's Department of Corrections detention facility, sentencing institutions, community correctional centers, out-of-State prisons, and those under electronic monitoring.
Data used in the report were extracted from the Correctional Records Information System and cover all persons incarcerated at the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 1992. The report is descriptive in nature, and no in-depth analysis is provided. The current incarcerated population housed in D.C. jail and sentencing institutions at the Lorton complex totals 8,547 compared to 8,101 inmates incarcerated during the first quarter of fiscal year 1991. Persons charged or convicted of violent crimes account for 2,868 or 33.6 percent of all offense categories. Drug offenses comprise the largest crime category (3,724 or 43.6 percent) followed by robbery (1,229 or 15.5 percent). Of the total population, 7,706 or 90.2 percent are black males and 572 or 6.7 percent are black females. Nearly 7,050 or 82.4 percent are single, while 937 or 11 percent are married. Inmates between 21 and 35 years of age account for 5,331 or 62.4 percent of the incarcerated population. A total of 1,177 inmates are incarcerated in community correctional centers, contract houses, electronic monitoring, and independent living. Out-of-State contract facilities house 476 individuals compared to 728 inmates during the first quarter of fiscal year 1991. 25 tables and 4 figures