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North Carolina 2019

Year: 
2019

The Jail System

North Carolina has 97 jails in 100 counties. The jail population in 2019 was 20,960.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2019, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of North Carolina correctional authorities was 34,079 located in 57 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails. State operated facilities had a staff of 25,300 employees and a budget of $‭2.2 billion.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2019, North Carolina's community corrections population was 76,905 under probation and 14,212 under parole.

Methodology

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 come from state departments of corrections, 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 2019 report released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The 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.

Rates (Per 100K)

Incarceration Rate: 
313
Violent Crime Rate: 
371
Property Crime Rate: 
2,357
Probationers: 
933
Parolees: 
172

Populations

Prison Population: 
34,079
Jail Population: 
20,960
Parole Population: 
14,212
Probation Population: 
76,905

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
57 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
100

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 37,712
Employee Positions: 
25,300
Prison Budget: 
$2,200,000,000