incarcerated population

Total Number of Adults Supervised by the US Correctional System, 2000, 2005, and 2010-2015

Total Number of Adults Supervised by the US Correctional System, 2000, 2005, and 2010-2015: In 2015, a total of 6,741,400 adults were under the supervision of the US adult correctional system. Of those, 4,650,900 were under community supervision, of which 3,789,800 were on probation and 870,500 were on parole. A total of 2,173,800 adults were incarcerated in 2015, of whom 728,800 were in jails and 1,526,800 were in prisons.

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

Number of people held in custody in the US in State or Federal Prisons or in Local Jails, by Type of Facility, 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.