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Key Statistic: Incarceration rate
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The incarceration rate is the number of persons under the jurisdiction of local jails and state and federal correctional authorities per 100,000 residents. This includes persons held in private prison facilities under the jurisdiction of state and federal authorities. This may also include halfway houses, boot camps, weekend programs, and other facilities in which individuals are locked up overnight.

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Table: Estimated number of inmates held in local jails or under the jurisdiction of state or federal prisons and incarceration rate, 1980-2015 (Excel, CSV)
Estimated incarceration rate for persons under state, federal, and local correctional supervision, 1980-2015
 

 


Recommended Citation: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Key Statistics, <title of figure or table> on the Internet at www.bjs.gov (visited MM,DD,YYYY).

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