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:
  • "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.
Executions since 1977: National vs. Texas


Anonymous said...

It appears that Texas was really slacking in 1996 but made up for it 3 years later. While trying to play catch-up, able to almost match the 49 other states' totals. Nice job.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, the numbers regarding prison rape are nowhere near the true numbers. First, the Lt. on deck is inclined to self report that his Unit is out of control. He will remove the victim from the dorm or pod and place them in PC. PC, being full of 6'5" gays and tiny people and sometimes just a few feet away from the rapists. There they are strong armed into buying protection from but pirates with lisp.

There are those that report it & those that deal with the rapists directly. So, if you run across someone with no balls and / or missing a portion of his dick, chances are that he was dealt with. Sometimes, it takes a while to locate and deal with them but when it comes to taking someone's manhood, time is on the victim's side.

*It would nice to see data on the amount of inmates taken to the prison hospitals for genital related injuries. And, the numbers for ex-cons taken to free world hospitals.

Anonymous said...

'Isn't' inclined