Number of sentenced prisoners in the United States under federal jurisdiction in 2016, by offense

Number of sentenced prisoners in the U.S. under federal jurisdiction 2016, by offense This statistic shows the number of prisoners under jurisdiction of federal correctional authorities in 2016, by offense. In 2016, about 81,900 prisoners were sentenced for drug-related crimes, including trafficking, possession, and other drug offenses.
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Number of prisoners
Drug-related*81,900
Weapons28,800
Other public-order crime23,800
Immigration13,300
Fraud8,300
Robbery6,600
Other violent crime4,000
Homicide*2,800
Other property crime1,900
Burglary400
Number of prisoners
Drug-related*81,900
Weapons28,800
Other public-order crime23,800
Immigration13,300
Fraud8,300
Robbery6,600
Other violent crime4,000
Homicide*2,800
Other property crime1,900
Burglary400
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This statistic shows the number of prisoners under jurisdiction of federal correctional authorities in 2016, by offense. In 2016, about 81,900 prisoners were sentenced for drug-related crimes, including trafficking, possession, and other drug offenses.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
As of September 2016
Supplementary notes
* Homicide: includes murder, negligent, and non-negligent manslaughter;
drug-related: includes trafficking, possession, and other drug offenses.

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