Number of prisoners under federal or state jurisdiction in the U.S. in 2016, by state

Number of prisoners in the U.S. 2016, by state This statistic shows the number of prisoners in the United States at the end of 2016, by state. As of December 2016, there were total 28,883 prisoners in the state of Alabama.
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Number of prisoners
Texas163,703
California130,390
Florida99,974
Georgia53,627
Ohio52,175
New York50,716
Pennsylvania49,244
Illinois43,657
Arizona42,320
Michigan41,122
Virginia37,813
North Carolina35,697
Louisiana35,682
Missouri32,461
Alabama28,883
Tennessee28,203
Oklahoma26,871
Indiana25,546
Wisconsin23,377
Kentucky23,022
South Carolina20,858
Maryland19,994
Colorado19,981
New Jersey19,786
Mississippi19,192
Washington19,104
Arkansas17,537
Oregon15,166
Connecticut*14,957
Nevada13,757
Minnesota10,592
Kansas9,920
Massachusetts9,403
Iowa9,031
Idaho8,252
West Virginia7,162
New Mexico7,055
Delaware*6,585
Utah6,182
Hawaii*5,602
Nebraska5,302
Alaska*4,434
South Dakota 3,831
Montana3,814
Rhode Island*3,103
New Hampshire2,818
Maine2,404
Wyoming2,374
North Dakota1,791
Vermont*1,735
Number of prisoners
Texas163,703
California130,390
Florida99,974
Georgia53,627
Ohio52,175
New York50,716
Pennsylvania49,244
Illinois43,657
Arizona42,320
Michigan41,122
Virginia37,813
North Carolina35,697
Louisiana35,682
Missouri32,461
Alabama28,883
Tennessee28,203
Oklahoma26,871
Indiana25,546
Wisconsin23,377
Kentucky23,022
South Carolina20,858
Maryland19,994
Colorado19,981
New Jersey19,786
Mississippi19,192
Washington19,104
Arkansas17,537
Oregon15,166
Connecticut*14,957
Nevada13,757
Minnesota10,592
Kansas9,920
Massachusetts9,403
Iowa9,031
Idaho8,252
West Virginia7,162
New Mexico7,055
Delaware*6,585
Utah6,182
Hawaii*5,602
Nebraska5,302
Alaska*4,434
South Dakota 3,831
Montana3,814
Rhode Island*3,103
New Hampshire2,818
Maine2,404
Wyoming2,374
North Dakota1,791
Vermont*1,735
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This statistic shows the number of prisoners in the United States at the end of 2016, by state. As of December 2016, there were total 28,883 prisoners in the state of Alabama.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
* Data include both total jail and prison population. Prisons and jails form one integrated system.
There is no data available for the District of Columbia.
State of Nevada, and Oregon did not submit National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) Program data in time. Data includes imputed counts for the three jurisdictions that did not submit National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) data in time to be included in the report.

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