Archives for December 2013

Seven Million People in US Adult Corrections

The total U.S. correctional population (on probation, parole, in prison or jail) decreased for the fourth consecutive year during 2012 (down 51,000 offenders or 0.7 percent), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. This was the smallest decrease in the population since 2009.


One in Five Americans Experience Diagnosable Mental Illness

Nearly one in five American adults, or 43.7 million people, experienced a diagnosable mental illness in 2012 according to SAMHSA. These results are consistent with 2011 findings.


Seven Percent of Americans Experienced Identity Theft in 2012

An estimated 16.6 million people, representing 7 percent of all persons age 16 or older in the United States, experienced at least one incident of identity theft in 2012 according to the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).