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BJS Releases 2023 Preliminary Jails Data

The Bureau of Justice Statistics, a program office within the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, today released the 2023 Preliminary Data Release of the Jails Report Series. The online release provides preliminary data on jails in 2023. This is the second annual release in a series that publishes preliminary data ahead of the release of the report on jails.

BJS is providing preliminary statistics on key items from the annual jail data collection. These jail statistics include the number of inmates held in local jails by inmate demographics and conviction status, the number of admissions to jail, and jail incarceration rates, between 2013 and 2023. Final statistics will be published in Jail Inmates in 2023 – Statistical Tables (forthcoming).

Title:Jails Report Series: 2023 Preliminary Data Release (NCJ 309039)
Author:Zhen Zeng, Ph.D., BJS Statistician

About the Bureau of Justice Statistics

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. Kevin M. Scott, Ph.D, is the acting director. More information about BJS and criminal justice statistics can be found at bjs.ojp.gov.

About the Office of Justice Programs

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 equity and fairness in the administration of justice; assist victims; and uphold the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.


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Date Published: June 11, 2024