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Accession Number PB2013-105868
Title Correctional Populations in the United States, 2011.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 10p
Personal Author E. Parks L. E. Glaze
Abstract There were 6.98 million offenders under the supervision of the adult correctional systems at yearend 2011, a decrease of more than 98,900 offenders during the year (figure 1). The adult correctional systems supervise offenders in the community under the authority of probation or parole agencies and those held in the custody of state and federal prisons or local jails. The 1.4% decline in the correctional population during 2011 was the third consecutive year of decline and by yearend, the population dropped below the level observed in 2004 (6,995,900). At yearend 2011, about 1 in every 34 adult residents in the U.S. was under some form of correctional supervision, down from 1 in 31 in 2007. This report provides summary data on offenders supervised by the adult correctional systems. (See Methodology for more information.) It also highlights significant changes in the components of the correctional populationprobationers, parolees, state and federal prisoners, and local jail inmates.
Keywords Black Americans
Correctional institutions
Correctional populations
Statistical data
United States
White Americans

Source Agency Office of Justice Programs.
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
43 - Problem Solving Information for State & Local Governments
91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
Corporate Author Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1313
Contract Number N/A

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