Number of people held in US State or Federal Prisons or in Local Jails, by Type of Facility, 2000 and 2007-2015

In 2015, there were 2,168,400 people behind bars in the US. This includes state and federal prisons as well as local and county jails. Of these, 195,800 people were federal prisoners, and 1,244,400 were state prisoners, and local jails held a total of 728,200 people. The adult incarceration rate in 2015 was 670 people per 100,000 US residents of all ages, or 870 people per 100,000 US residents aged 18 or older.

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Danielle Kaeble and Lauren Glaze, "Correctional Populations in the United States, 2015," (Washington, DC: US Dept. of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 2016), NCJ250374, Appendix Table 6, p. 19.
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Danielle Kaeble, Lauren Glaze, Anastasios Tsoutis, and Todd Minton, "Correctional Populations in the United States, 2014," (Washington, DC: US Dept. of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 2015, Revised January 21, 2016), NCJ249513, Appendix Table 5, p. 22.
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Lauren E. Glaze and Danielle Kaeble, "Correctional Populations in the United States, 2013" (Washington, DC: US Dept. of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 2014), NCJ248479, Table 1, p. 2.
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Lauren E. Glaze and Danielle Kaeble, "Correctional Populations in the United States, 2013" (Washington, DC: US Dept. of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 2014), NCJ248479, Appendix Table 2, p. 12.
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Lauren E. Glaze and Erinn J. Herberman, PhD, "Correctional Populations in the United States, 2012" (Washington, DC: US Dept. of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, Dec. 2013), NCJ243936, Appendix Table 1, p. 10.
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Glaze, Lauren E., "Correctional Population in the United States, 2010," (Washington, DC: US Dept. of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, Dec. 2011), NCJ 236319, Table 1, p. 3 and Table 2, p. 7.
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Glaze, Lauren E., "Correctional Population in the United States, 2009," (Washington, DC: US Dept. of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, Dec. 2010), NCJ 231681, Table 1, p. 2 and Table 2, p. 7.
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Heather C. West and William J. Sabol, PhD, "Prisoners in 2007" (Washington, DC: US Dept. of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, Dec. 2008), NCJ224280, Table 8, p. 6.
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