Number of sentenced prisoners in the United States under state jurisdiction in 2014, by offense

Number of sentenced prisoners in the U.S. under state jurisdiction 2014, by offense This statistic shows the number of prisoners under jurisdiction of state correctional authorities as of December 2014, by offense. As of December 2014, about 206,300 prisoners were sentenced for drug-related crimes, including trafficking, possession, and other drug offenses.
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Number of prisoners
Murder *171,700
Robbery 168,600
Rape/sexual assault 162,800
Other drug *160,300
Public-order *152,800
Aggravated or simple assault 134,400
Burglary 132,600
Larceny-theft 47,000
Drug possession 46,000
Other violent 42,200
Fraud 29,700
Other property 29,500
Manslaughter 17,100
Motor vehicle theft 11,100
Other/unspecified *10,600
Number of prisoners
Murder *171,700
Robbery 168,600
Rape/sexual assault 162,800
Other drug *160,300
Public-order *152,800
Aggravated or simple assault 134,400
Burglary 132,600
Larceny-theft 47,000
Drug possession 46,000
Other violent 42,200
Fraud 29,700
Other property 29,500
Manslaughter 17,100
Motor vehicle theft 11,100
Other/unspecified *10,600

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This statistic shows the number of prisoners under jurisdiction of state correctional authorities as of December 2014, by offense. As of December 2014, about 206,300 prisoners were sentenced for drug-related crimes, including trafficking, possession, and other drug offenses.
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Release date
December 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
As of December 2014
Supplementary notes
* Murder: includes non-negligent manslaughter;
drug-related: includes trafficking, possession, and other drug offenses;
public-order: includes weapons, drunk driving, court offenses, liquor law violations, and other public-order offenses;
other/unspecified: includes juvenile offenses and other unspecified offense categories.

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