Imprisonment rate of sentenced prisoners, by sex and ethnicity U.S. 2018

This statistic shows the imprisonment rate of prisoners under jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities in 2018, by sex and ethnicity. In 2018, about 2,272 per 100,000 Black men were imprisoned in the United States. The overall imprisonment rate in 2018 stood at 431 per 100,000 Americans.

Imprisonment rate of sentenced prisoners in the United States under federal or state jurisdiction in 2018, by sex and ethnicity

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Release date

April 2020


United States

Survey time period

as of December 2018

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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