Number of sentenced prisoners in the United States under federal jurisdiction in 2015, by offense

Number of sentenced prisoners in the U.S. under federal jurisdiction 2015, by offense This statistic shows the number of prisoners under jurisdiction of federal correctional authorities in 2015, by offense. In 2015, about 92,000 prisoners were sentenced for drug-related crimes, including trafficking, possession, and other drug offenses.
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Number of prisoners
Drug-related*92,000
Weapons30,200
Immigration14,900
Fraud8,800
Robbery6,900
Other violent crime4,000
Homicide*2,800
Other property crime2,000
Burglary400
Number of prisoners
Drug-related*92,000
Weapons30,200
Immigration14,900
Fraud8,800
Robbery6,900
Other violent crime4,000
Homicide*2,800
Other property crime2,000
Burglary400

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This statistic shows the number of prisoners under jurisdiction of federal correctional authorities in 2015, by offense. In 2015, about 92,000 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 September 2015
Supplementary notes
* Homicide: includes murder, negligent, and non-negligent manslaughter;
drug-related: includes trafficking, possession, and other drug offenses.

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