Number of prisoners in the U.S. 2005-2022, by gender

Number of prisoners under jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities from 2005 to 2022, by gender

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Release date

November 2023


United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2022

Supplementary notes

U.S. total includes federal prisoners not distributed by state and prison system.
For years ending December 31.
*Total and state estimates for 2018 and 2019 include imputed counts for jurisdictions that did not submit National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) data in time to be included in the report.

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