- Suicide in Local Jails and State and Federal Prisons, 2000–2019 – Statistical Tables
- Census of Jails, 2005–2019 – Statistical Tables
- Services for Crime Victims, 2019
- 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)
This report includes statistics on demographic, criminal justice, and suicide incident characteristics and link 2019 suicides with facility-level information obtained in BJS’s recent censuses of local jail and prison facilities.
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.