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Prisoners in 1992

NCJ Number
141874
Author(s)
Darrell K. Gilliard, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Date Published
May 1993
Publication Series
Annotation
This report presents 1992 inmate statistics for Federal and State prisons.
Abstract

Statistics address change in the State and Federal prison populations for 1980-92, inmates under the jurisdiction of State or Federal correctional authorities by region and jurisdiction for year-end 1991 and 1992, annual change in the number of sentenced inmates by region and jurisdiction for year-end 1986 through 1992, the prison situation among the States for year-end 1992, inmates by sex for year-end 1991 and 1992, State prisoners held in local jails because of prison crowding by State for year-end 1991 and 1992, reported Federal and State prison capacities for 1992, inmate population as a percentage of reported capacity for State prisons for 1987-92, and admissions to State prisons by type of admission for 1977-91. Data also encompass the number of new court commitments by offense and year of admission for 1977-90, the estimated number of adult arrests for selected serious offenses and drug offenses for 1977-90, and court commitments to State prisons relative to adult arrests for selected offenses for 1977-90. The number of inmates under the jurisdiction of Federal or State correctional authorities at year-end 1992 reached a record high of 883,593. In 1990, the latest year for which data are available, the number of new court commitments for drug offenses reached a record high, an estimated 103,800. 14 tables

Date Published: May 1, 1993