Jail Inmates by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1990 to 2005

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 339):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 18 rows and 9 columns.

As of June 30. Excludes federal and state prisons or other correctional institutions; institutions exclusively for juveniles; state-operated jails in Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont; and other facilities which retain persons for less than 72 hours. Data based on the Annual Survey of Jails, a sample survey and subject to sampling variability. Due to rounding, detail may not add to total. 2000-2004 rated capacity subject to sampling error


  1. Total does not include offenders who were supervised outside of jail facilities.
  2. RaceHispanic origin data do not include the two or more race data.
  3. Number of jail inmates per 100,000 residents.
  4. Rated capacity is the number of beds or inmates assigned by a rating
    official to facilities within each jurisdiction.
  5. Juveniles are persons held under the age of 18. Includes juveniles who were
    tried or awaiting trial as adults.
  6. Includes American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asians, and Pacific Islanders.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.