Tags: The United States, Crime & Punishment Statistics
Sources: E. Ann Carson, Ph.D., and William J. Sabol, Ph.D. (2012). Bureau of Justice Statistics Report: "Prisoners in 2011". Please visit the source here
List Notes: Data is estimated number of sentenced prisoners under state jurisdiction, by offense for the year 2009. Inmate counts are based on state prisoners with a sentence of more than 1 year. Public-order offenses include weapons, drunk driving, court offenses, commercialized vice, morals and decency offenses, liquor law violations, and other public-order offenses. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter. Drugs includes trafficking, possession, and other drug offenses.