Number of female prisoners in the U.S. in 2015, by offense type

This statistic shows number of incarcerated women in the United States in 2015, by offense type. In 2015, there were around 60,200 women incarcerated prisons across the United States for drug offenses.

Number of women incarcerated in the United States in 2015, by offense type

Number of female prisoners
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Release date

October 2017


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Shown graph does not contain offenses of women in the following types of prisons:
Youth (4,000),
Immigration detention (3,700),
Indian country jails (600),
Territorial prisons (500),
Military (70),
Civil commitment (10).

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