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Female Jail Inmate Population Outpaces Males
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Released on May 8, recent data on jail inmates from the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows the “female inmate population increased 10.9 percent (up 10,000 inmates) between midyear 2010 and 2013, while the male population declined 4.2 percent (down 27,500 inmates).”  This trend of an increasing female jail population is also reflected by an average 1 percent per year rise between 2005 and 2013, while the male jail population declined less than 1 percent per year in that same time period.

The report, Jail Inmates at Midyear 2013 – Statistical Tables, goes on to provide a yearly breakdown of statistics on female jail inmates for the total population, adults only, and based on conviction status.

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For additional resources on Justice-Involved Women go to NIC’s Women Offenders.

Posted Tue, May 20 2014 7:15 AM by Susan Powell


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