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. from 1990 to 2016

    • Number of prisoners in the U.S. 2016, by state

    • Prisoners in local jail facilities in the U.S. 2000-2015

    • Prisoners in private facilities in the United States 2000-2015

    • Prisoners under military jurisdiction in the U.S. in 2016, by branch of service

    • State expenditures on corrections in the U.S. 1985-2016

    • Spending on corrections by state governments in the U.S. in 2016

    • Per capita corrections costs in the U.S., by state 2015

    • Countries with the most prisoners as of July 2018

    • Countries with the most prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants, as of July 2018

    • Number of escapees from prisons in the U.S. 2000-2015

  • 2. Prisoner demographics and detail
    • Number of prisoners in the U.S. from 2005 to 2016, by gender

    • Distribution of prisoners in the U.S. 2016, by sex and age

    • Number of sentenced prisoners under state jurisdiction in 2015, by ethnicity

    • Imprisonment rate of sentenced prisoners in the U.S. 2016, by sex and ethnicity

    • Number of sentenced prisoners in the U.S. under state jurisdiction 2015, by offense

    • Number of sentenced prisoners in the U.S. under federal jurisdiction 2016, by offense

    • U.S. federal inmates breakdown in 2017, by security level

    • Number of U.S. federal inmates in 2017, by sentence imposed

    • Number of sentenced prisoners admitted to jurisdiction in the U.S. 2000-2016

    • Number of sentenced prisoners released from jurisdiction in the U.S. 2000-2016

    • Number of U.S. federal inmates in 2017, by citizenship

    • Number of unsentenced inmates in prisons in the U.S. 2000-2014

    • Number of inmates aged 17 and younger in prisons in the U.S. 2000-2015

    • Religious affiliation of inmates in U.S. prisons, 2011

  • 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 in the U.S. 2001-2014

    • Number of state prisoner fatalities in the U.S. in 2014, by cause of death

    • Number of local inmate deaths in jail in the U.S. 2000-2014

    • Number of local U.S. inmate fatalities in jail 2014, by cause of death

  • 5. Death row
    • U.S. capital punishment - executions per year 2000-2017

    • U.S. capital punishment - total number of executions 1976-2017, by state

    • U.S. capital punishment - racial distribution of executed inmates 1976-2017

    • U.S. capital punishment - racial distribution of death row inmates 2017

    • U.S. capital punishment - total executions by state 1930-2013

    • U.S. capital punishment - time elapsed between sentencing and execution 1990-2013

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