Data Show an Increase in Jail Populations

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Jail Inmates at Midyear 2012 â?” Statistical Tables (NCJ 241264). This report presents the number of jails and jail inmates at midyear 2012 and describes annual change in jail populations from 2000 through 2012. Findings include an increase in persons confined in jails from midyear 2011 to midyear 2012 after several consecutive years of decline.