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Virginia 2019

Year: 
2019

The Jail System

Virginia has 71 jails in 133 counties.  The jail population in 2019 was 28,970.

The Prison System

As of December 31, 2019, the number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of Virginia correctional authorities was 36,091 located in 26 state prisons and held in custody of private prisons or local jails. State operated facilities with a budget of $‭1,248,956,790.

The Community Corrections System

As of December 31, 2019, Virginia's community corrections population was 65,520 under probation and 1,921 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: 
422
Violent Crime Rate: 
208
Property Crime Rate: 
1,642
Probationers: 
979
Parolees: 
29

Populations

Prison Population: 
36,091
Jail Population: 
28,970
Parole Population: 
1,921
Probation Population: 
65,520

Facilities

Number of State Prison Facilities: 
26 facilities
Number of Jail Facilities: 
71

Prisons

Cost Per Inmate: 
$ 32,146
Prison Budget: 
$1,248,956,790