How to calculate the number of inmates in a state or country by population
The U.S. prison population has remained relatively stable over the last few decades, but there’s been a significant rise in the number who have been incarcerated since the end of the war in the 1980s.
According to the latest data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the nation has more than 5.4 million inmates.
The national total for 2015 was 1.48 million.
The numbers in this article were taken from the BJS.
They are based on the total U.N. Population Division’s (UNPD) latest estimates.
The United Nations provides these figures on a weekly basis.
To see the latest prison population information from each state, click here.
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