At midyear 2016, about 740,700 inmates were confined in county and city jails in the United States (figure 1, table 1).
Criminal justice statistics
This report gives a broad overview of selected current and anticipated trends. It can used by corrections professional to inform their work.
This fact sheet is a great reference if you are looking for a concise resource showing the increase in the number of women and girls being incarcerated and a comparison between the rates of imprisoned women and men and between girls and boys.
Easy Access to the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (EZACJRP) was developed to facilitate independent analysis of national data on the characteristics of youth held in residential placement facilities, including detailed information about the youth's age, sex, race/ethnicity, placemen
This report from the Vera Institute of Justice provides information collected directly from states and the federal Bureau of Prisons to estimate the number of people in prison at the end of 2017.
The 2015 Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP) shows that the number of youth in placement continues to decline. Between 2006 and 2015, nearly 9 in 10 states cut their rates by half or more.
This report provides an introductory snapshot of what happens when justice-involved youth are held by the state: where they are held, under what conditions, and for what offenses.
Progress Check: Youth Confinement in America Today: Youth Residing In Juvenile Detention, Correctional And/Or Residential Facilities (2016)
America’s youth confinement rate dropped across all racial and ethnic groups during the last decade — and by 40% overall. While these numbers are moving in the right direction, there’s clear room for improvement, according to statistics from the KIDS COUNT Data Center.
Although the United States still leads the industrialized world in the rate at which it locks up young people, the youth confinement rate in the US is rapidly declining. This table shows rates of confined youth per state.
Youth Residing in Juvenile Detention, Correctional and/or Residential Facilities by Race and Hispanic Origin (2017)
Although the United States still leads the industrialized world in the rate at which it locks up young people, the youth confinement rate in the US is rapidly declining. This table shows rates of confined youth by ethnicity per state.