Imprisonment rate of sentenced prisoners in the U.S. under federal or state jurisdiction in 2016, by sex and ethnicity

Imprisonment rate of sentenced prisoners in the U.S. 2016, by sex and ethnicity This statistic shows the imprisonment rate of prisoners under jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities in 2016, by sex and ethnicity. In 2016, about 2,415 per 100,000 Black men were imprisoned in the United States. The overall imprisonment rate in 2016 stood at 450 per 100,000 Americans.
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MaleFemale
Total*84764
White, non-Hispanic40049
Black, non-Hispanic2,41596
Hispanic1,09267
MaleFemale
Total*84764
White, non-Hispanic40049
Black, non-Hispanic2,41596
Hispanic1,09267
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This statistic shows the imprisonment rate of prisoners under jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities in 2016, by sex and ethnicity. In 2016, about 2,415 per 100,000 Black men were imprisoned in the United States. The overall imprisonment rate in 2016 stood at 450 per 100,000 Americans.
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Release date
January 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
As of December 2016
Age group
16 years and older
Supplementary notes
* Includes American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, and persons identifying two or more races.
Based on prisoners with sentences of more than 1 year.

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