BJS Releases Census Of Jails: Population Changes, 1999-2013


Dec 08, 2015, 10:00 ET from U.S. Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Statistics

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Census of Jails: Population Changes, 1999-2013, which presents state-level estimates of the number of inmates confined in local jails at year end 2013, by sex, race, and Hispanic origin.

This report provides information on changes in the incarceration rate, average daily population, admissions, expected length of stay, rated capacity, percent of capacity occupied, and inmate-to-correctional officer ratios. It also includes statistics, by jurisdiction size, on the number of inmates confined to jail and persons admitted to jail during 2013. It features a special section on the 12 facilities that functioned as jails for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

TITLE: Census of Jails: Population Changes, 1999-2013 (NCJ 248627)

AUTHOR: Todd D. Minton, BJS Statistician
Scott Ginder, Susan M. Brumbaugh, Hope Smiley-McDonald, and Harley Rohloff, RTI International


The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at


SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Statistics