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Carjacking Victimization, 1995–2021

This brief report presents findings on the rate of nonfatal carjacking victimization from 1995 to 2021, based on data from BJS’s National Crime Victimization Survey. It also shows trend estimates of nonfatal carjacking victimizations and provides data on characteristics of carjackings and demographics of carjacking victims.


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Number of persons under the supervision of adult correctional systems in the United States, 2010–2020


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  • At yearend 2020, an estimated 5,500,600 persons were under the supervision of adult correctional systems in the United States, 11% fewer than at the same time the previous year (adjusted for persons on dual correctional statuses)
  • The decline in the correctional population in 2020 was due to decreases in both the community supervision population (down 276,700 or 6.6%) and the incarcerated population (down 294,400 or 18.9%). 
  • About 1 in 47 adult U.S. residents (2.1%) were under some form of correctional supervision at the end of 2020, a decrease from 1 in 40 (2.5%) at the end of 2019. 
  • About 7 in 10 persons under correctional supervision were supervised in the community (3,890,400) at yearend 2020, while about 3 in 10 (1,691,600) were incarcerated in a state or federal prison or local jail.

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, Correctional Populations in the United States, 2020 – Statistical Tables (NCJ 303184, BJS, March 2022)

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