Last updated on: 1/28/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Incarcerated Felon Population by Type of Crime Committed, 1974-2012

Incarcerated Felon Population by Type of Crime Committed, 1974-2012 – US state and federal prisons housed a total of 1,511,497 inmates as of 2012. In state prisons, 53.8% of the prisoners were convicted of violent crimes, while in federal prisons 56.0% were convicted of drug-related offenses. Our updated chart shows statistics for all categories of crime.