- "PREA data collection activities" (pdf) and a related press release. "Administrators of adult correctional facilities reported 8,763 allegations of sexual victimization in 2011, a statistically significant increase over the 8,404 allegations reported in 2010 and 7,855 in 2009." Also, "About 52% of substantiated incidents of sexual victimization in 2011 involved only inmates, while 48% of substantiated incidents involved staff with inmates."
- "Jail inmates at Midyear 2013: Statistical tables" (pdf) and the related press release. "After a peak in the number of inmates confined in county and city jails at midyear 2008 (785,533), the jail population was significantly lower by midyear 2013 (731,208)."
- "Prisoners Executed": Here's the press release and Excel spreadsheet. From 1977 to 2013, Texas accounted for 508 out of 1,356 executions nationwide (37.5%). The states with the next most executions were Virginia (110), Oklahoma (108), Florida (81), Missouri (70), Alabama (56), Georgia (53), Ohio (52), and North and South Carolina at 43 apiece. Notably, while Texas continues to have the most executions annually of any state, the overall trend from 1977 to 2013 in Texas and nationally track pretty closely. See the chart below.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Criminal justice data from feds: Prison rape, jail pop, executions
From the Bureau of Justice Statistics, here are several new reports that may interest Grits readers:
Posted by Gritsforbreakfast at 12:30 PM