Adult correctional population in the U.S. 2005-2021

Total number of adult correctional population in the United States from 2005 to 2021

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Release date

March 2023


United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2021

Supplementary notes

Estimates were rounded to the nearest 100 and may not be comparable to previously published BJS reports due to updated information or rounding. Totals include estimates for nonresponding jurisdictions. Estimates were adjusted to account for some offenders with multiple correctional statuses. Data prior to 2009 have been retrieved from previous publication.

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