Number of prisoners in the U.S. 1990-2017

Number of prisoners under jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities from 1990 to 2017 (in 1,000s)

by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 30, 2019
Number of prisoners in the U.S. 1990-2017 This statistic shows the number of prisoners under jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities from 1990 to 2017. Around 1.49 million people were imprisoned in the United States in 2017, compared to 1.39 million in the year 2000.
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Number of prisoners under jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities from 1990 to 2017 (in 1,000s)

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Number of prisoners in thousands
20171,489.36
20161,508.13
20151,526.6
20141,562.32
20131,576.95
20121,570.4
20111,598.97
20101,613.8
20091,615.49
20081,608.28
20071,596.84
20061,568.67
20051,525.91
20041,497.1
20031,468.6
20021,440.14
20011,404.03
20001,394.23
1990773.92
Number of prisoners in thousands
20171,489.36
20161,508.13
20151,526.6
20141,562.32
20131,576.95
20121,570.4
20111,598.97
20101,613.8
20091,615.49
20081,608.28
20071,596.84
20061,568.67
20051,525.91
20041,497.1
20031,468.6
20021,440.14
20011,404.03
20001,394.23
1990773.92
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by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 30, 2019
This statistic shows the number of prisoners under jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities from 1990 to 2017. Around 1.49 million people were imprisoned in the United States in 2017, compared to 1.39 million in the year 2000.
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