Share of security threats caused by religious extremism in U.S. prisons in 2011

This statistic shows U.S. prison chaplains responses to a question of how often cases of religious extremism in U.S. prisons posed a serious security threat. The responses are differentiated by the prisons' security level. During the survey, 29 percent of chaplains who worked in maximum security prisons said that cases of religious extremism had either almost always or sometimes posed a serious security threat.

Frequency at which religious extremism amongst inmates in U.S. prisons posed a security threat in 2011, by prison type*

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Source

Release date

March 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 21, 2011 to December 23, 2011

Number of respondents

730 respondents

Age group

8-19 years

Special properties

Prison chaplains

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* As assessed by prison chaplains.
Original question: How often does religious extremism among inmates pose a threat to the security of the facility?

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