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What percentage of prisoners are non violent?

What percentage of prisoners are non violent?

Nearly half (46%) of people incarcerated in state prisons in 2015 were convicted of nonviolent drug, property or public order crimes. People convicted of drug offenses were 16 percent of state prisoners and 50% of federal prison inmates in 2015.

What percentage of incarcerated offenders are male?


Gender # of Inmates % of Inmates
Female 10,142 6.6%
Male 143,751 93.4%

What are the demographics of prisons?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in 2018 black males accounted for 34% of the total male prison population, white males 29%, and Hispanic males 24%. White females comprised 47% of the prison population in comparison to black females who accounted for 18% of the female population.

What percentage of citizens are in jail?

Since the 1970s, the incarceration rate has steeply increased, leading to 0.7% of the U.S. population or 698 out of 100,000 people being behind bars. A rate that ranks the U.S. and nearly all individual states higher in incarceration than all other countries.

What is the racial makeup of most prisoners?


Race # of Inmates % of Inmates
Asian 2,234 1.5%
Black 58,721 38.3%
Native American 3,879 2.5%
White 88,544 57.7%

What percent of criminals are male?

In 2014, more than 73% of those arrested in the US were males. Men accounted for 80.4 percent of persons arrested for violent crime and 62.9 percent of those arrested for property crime. In 2011, the United States Department of Justice compiled homicide statistics in the United States between 1980 and 2008.

How many males are incarcerated in the United States?

Year Male Female
2019 1,322,256 107,909
2018 1,353,595 110,790
2017 1,377,815 111,374
2016 1,396,296 111,833