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Arizona 2017


The Jail System

Arizona has 22 jails in 15 counties. The total jail population in 2017 is unavailable.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2017, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of State of Arizona correctional authorities was 50,247 located in 10 state prisons and held in the custody of private prisons or local jails.  The Arizona Department of Corrections had a staff of 9,757 employees and budget of $1.174 billion.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2017, the Arizona community corrections population was 85,385 under probation.  Arizona lawmakers eliminated parole January 1994.


The National Institute of Corrections depends on publicly available information to provide the information on this page.

The statistics for budgets, employee positions, and state prison facilities data comes from state departments of corrections (DOCs), other state reports and state agencies. If data is missing for a state, then we were unable to find that information.

The data on prison population and incarcerate rate come from the Prisoner in 2017 report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). That report includes the count of prisoners in the unified systems of Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 

Violent and property crime rates are provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.  

The number of counties per state comes from the United States Census Bureau.

Current jail population by state is unavailable. The most recent census was conducted by BJS in 2014.

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate: 
Violent Crime Rate: 
Property Crime Rate: 


Prison Population: 
Probation Population: 


Number of State Prison Facilities: 
10 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 


Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 25,021
Employee Positions: 
Prison Budget: 
$ 1,174,395,100