Prisoners in the United States

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Statista dossier on prisoners in the United States

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts about prisoners in the United States

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Adult correctional population in the U.S. 2005-2016

    • Adult correctional population in the U.S. 2016, by correctional status

    • Inmates held in custody in the U.S. in 2016, by type of correctional institution

    • Number of prisoners in the U.S. 1990-2018

    • Number of prisoners in the U.S., by state 2018

    • Prisoners in local jail facilities in the U.S. 2000-2016

    • Prisoners in private facilities in the United States 2000-2016

    • Prisoners under military jurisdiction, by branch of service U.S. 2018

    • State expenditures on corrections in the U.S. 1985-2017

    • Spending on corrections by state governments in the U.S. 2018

    • Per capita corrections costs in the U.S., by state 2017

    • Countries with the most prisoners as of June 2020

    • Countries with the most prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants, as of June 2020

    • Number of escapees from prisons in the U.S. 2000-2016

  • 2. Prisoner demographics and detail
    • Number of prisoners in the U.S., by gender 2005-2018

    • Distribution of prisoners, by sex and age U.S. 2018

    • Number of sentenced prisoners under state jurisdiction, by ethnicity U.S. 2018

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

    • Number of sentenced prisoners under state jurisdiction, by offense U.S. 2018

    • Number of sentenced prisoners under federal jurisdiction, by offense U.S. 2018

    • U.S. federal inmates breakdown, by security level 2019

    • Number of U.S. federal inmates, by sentence imposed 2019

    • Number of sentenced prisoners admitted to jurisdiction U.S. 2000-2018

    • Number of sentenced prisoners released from jurisdiction U.S. 2000-2018

    • Number of U.S. federal inmates, by citizenship 2019

    • Number of unsentenced inmates in prisons in the U.S. 2000-2016

    • Number of inmates aged 17 and younger in prisons in the U.S. 2000-2016

  • 3. Probation and parole
    • U.S. residents on probation 2005-2016

    • U.S. residents on parole 2005-2016

    • Number of U.S. probationers who exited supervision 2016, by type of exit

    • Percentage of U.S. parolees who exited supervision 2016, by type of exit

  • 4. Prisoner fatalities
    • Number of state prisoner fatalities U.S. 2001-2016

    • Number of state prisoner fatalities, by cause of death U.S. 2016

    • Number of local inmate deaths in jail U.S. 2000-2016

    • Number of local U.S. inmate fatalities in jail, by cause of death 2016

  • 5. Death row
    • U.S. capital punishment - executions per year 2000-2019

    • U.S. capital punishment - total number of executions, by state 1976-2019

    • U.S. capital punishment - racial distribution of executed inmates 1976-2019

    • U.S. capital punishment - racial distribution of death row inmates 2019

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