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Pub. Type:
Jail Inmates, 1992
Subtitle/Series Name:
Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin
Data reported by 795 jurisdictions for 1,113 local jails indicated that overall jail occupancy was 99 percent of rated capacity in 1992. About one in every 428 adult U.S. residents were in jail on June 30, 1992. Jail inmates were 44 percent black, 40 percent white, 15 percent Hispanic, and 1 percent other races. An estimated 2,804 juveniles were housed in adult jails on June 30, 1992, and the average daily juvenile population for the year was 2,527. source
NCJ 143284
United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Place of Production:
Washington, DC

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