Last updated on: 2/21/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Incarcerated Felon Population by Type of Crime Committed, 1974-2010

Incarcerated Felon Population by Type of Crime Committed, 1974-2010 – As of 2010, US state and federal prisons housed a total of 1,552,600
inmates. In state prisons, 53.2% of the prisoners are in for violent
crimes, while in federal prisons 52.1% are in for drug-related
offenses. Our updated chart shows stats for all the different crime
categories.