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Number of sentenced prisoners under state jurisdiction, by offense U.S. 2018

This statistic shows the number of prisoners under jurisdiction of state correctional authorities as of December 2018, by offense. As of December 2018, about 176,300 prisoners were sentenced for drug-related crimes, including trafficking, possession, and other drug offenses.

Number of sentenced prisoners in the United States under state jurisdiction in 2018, by offense

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Release date

October 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

as of December 2018

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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