- Federal Deaths in Custody and During Arrest, 2018–2019 – Statistical Tables
- Hate Crime Victimization, 2005-2019
- Hate Crime Recorded by Law Enforcement, 2010-2019
- Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 24 States in 2008: A 10-Year Follow-Up Period (2008–2018)
- Federal Hate Crime Prosecutions, 2005-19 – Supplemental Tables
- Sexual Assaults Recorded by Law Enforcement, 2019
- Sexual Assaults Recorded by Law Enforcement, 2019 – Methodology
This report is the second in a series that examines deaths that occur during federal arrest, detention, and incarceration in the United States. It describes decedent, incident, and facility characteristics of deaths in federal custody and during arrest by federal law enforcement agencies during fiscal years 2018 and 2019.
COVID-19 Spurs 25% Drop in Inmates Held in Local Jails
Note: Data are last weekday in June 2019 and the last weekday for each month from January to June 2020. In full report, see table 1 for counts and appendix table 1 for standard errors.
- From March to June 2020, about 208,500 inmates received expedited release in response to COVID-19.
- During the pandemic, jail facilities became less crowded, as indicated by the decrease in occupied bed space from 81% at midyear 2019 to 60% at midyear 2020.
- The number of inmates held for a misdemeanor declined about 45% since midyear 2019, outpacing the decline in the number of inmates held for a felony (down 18%).
- The percentage of inmates held for a felony increased from 70% at midyear 2019 to 77% at midyear 2020.
- From March to June 2020, jails conducted 215,360 inmate COVID-19 tests. More than 11% of these tests were positive.
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