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Archives for January 2014

42 percent of felony convictions result in a sentence to prison. 33 percent go to jail

Incarceration sentences were almost evenly divided between prison (36%) and jail (37%) in 2009. Felony convictions were more likely to result in a sentence to prison (42%) than jail (33%). Nearly all incarceration sentences for misdemeanor convictions were to jail (53%) rather than prison (3%).


Probation Declines for Fifth Straight Year-Parole Declines in 2012

The number of adults under community supervision declined by about 40,500 during 2012, down to 4,781,300 offenders at yearend 2012.


Lowest Number of US Prison Admissions Since 1999

In 2012, the number of admissions to state and federal prison in the United States was 609,800 offenders, the lowest number since 1999.


Homicides Decline by Half in the US

The U.S. homicide rate declined by nearly half (49%), from 9.3 homicides per 100,000 U.S. residents in 1992 to 4.7 in 2011, falling to the lowest level since 1963