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Thursday, May 15, 2014

BJS Report Shows Local Jail Population Declined From 2008 to 2013

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released a report that presents estimates of the number of jail inmates at midyear 2013 by sex, race, Hispanic origin and conviction status. Jail Inmates at Midyear 2013 - Statistical Tables also provides estimates of year-to-year changes between midyear 2000 and midyear 2013 in the number of inmates held, average daily population, rated capacity of local jails and percent of capacity occupied. More detailed breakouts by jurisdiction size track changes between 2012 and 2013 in the number of inmates, number of admissions and weekly turnover rate. For more information and to access the report, go to

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