Number of prisoners under jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities from 1990 to 2016 (in 1,000)

Number of prisoners in the U.S. from 1990 to 2016 This statistic shows the number of prisoners under jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities from 1990 to 2016. Around 1.51 million people imprisoned in the United States in 2016, compared to 1.39 million in the year 2000.
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Number of prisoners in 1,000
20161,505.4
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 1,000
20161,505.4
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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This statistic shows the number of prisoners under jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities from 1990 to 2016. Around 1.51 million people imprisoned in the United States in 2016, compared to 1.39 million in the year 2000.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
1990 to 2016
Supplementary notes
U.S. total includes federal prisoners not distributed by state and prison system.

For years ending December 31.

Data includes inmates held in nonsecure privately operated community corrections facilities and juveniles held in contract facilities.

Total estimate for 2016 includes imputed counts for North Dakota and Oregon, which did not submit 2016 data to National Prisoner Statistics program.

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