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Female incarceration rates in the U.S. by level of institution 1982-2019

This statistic shows the incarceration rate among female residents in the United States from 1982 to 2019, by the administrative level of the prison. In 2019, the incarceration rate in federal prisons in the United States was 9.6 women for every 100,000 resident women - a sharp increase from a rate of 1.1 in 1982.

Incarceration rates among women in the United States from 1982 to 2019, by level of institution

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Release date

October 2019


United States

Survey time period

1982 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Rates are based on mid-year data collection.
Values up to from 2017 onwards have been calculated by Statista using the women's mass incarceration estimates available here, and Census Bureau population estimates available here.
Values up to 2015 are available here.
No values are available for 2016.

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