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United States Inmates. What You Need to Know about Inmate Search!

In the United States, criminals get put away as a punished for committing a crime, felony or other offenses which they have been found guilty of. You might not have known that, but the United States has the largest inmate population in the world. According to wikipedia, there are 655 inmates or people in jails for every 10,000 people living in the United States. There are nearly 7 million people who are some sort of correctional program or supervision in the United States. This means people who are under parole, in jail or prisons, or under probation for committing or being accused of a crime. The exact number of inmates or people who are incarcerated fluctuates but stays close to 7,000,000! There are about 50,000 juveniles!

Not all people who are incarcerated are in prisons for violent crimes. People who are considered inmates are behind bars for a variety of crimes. You might find it interesting that nearly 90% of people who are in prisons are behind bars in State prisons, while about 10% are in federal prisons

Today, there are less people in prisons then a few years ago. in 2008, the total number of US people who were in prisons was a peaked high of 9.8 million people.

Ethnicity of people behind bars.

Out of 100,00 people who are in prison. 450/100,000 are white inmates. 830/100,000 are hispanic inmates. And 2,306/100,000 are black inmates. Black inmates or black people behind bars amount to the a staggering 37% of male inmates. Hispanics are about 20% of jail population. There are about 102,000 adult females who are behind bars in local jails and about 110,000 adult females who are sitting behind bars in state and federal prisons.

The following states have the most inmates behind bars:

  • Florida with 512 people behind bars for every 100,000 as of 2014
  • Georgia has 517 people behind bars for every 100,000 residents as of 2014
  • Missouri has 526 people behind bars for every 100,000 residents as of 2014
  • Texas has put 582 people behind bars for every 100,00 residents as for 2014
  • Arizona has 592 inmates for every 100,000 residents as of 2014
  • Mississippi has 597 people behind bars for every 100,000 residents as of 2014
  • Arkansas has 599 inmates for every 100,000 residents as of 2014
  • Alabama has 634 inmates for every 100,000 residents as for 2014
  • Oklahoma has 7000 people behind bars for every 100,000 residents as of 2014
  • Louisiana is at the top of the list with 816 inmates for every 100,000 people

The United States is ahead of China and North Korea of people who are behind bars!

We now know that on average 1 out of every 200 Americans are currently serving time in jail or prison. Every state has different laws and different ways or processes criminals. Some states are harsher with some laws while other states are more lenient regarding certain laws.

In Alaska you will find that due to its low population of people, less then 1% of its population are actually in prisons or jails. Crime rate is also one of the lowest in Alaska

Delaware, another small and dense population state of about 900,000 people, has an incarceration rate of .75% of its population.

Mississippi shares the same incarceration rate with Delaware of about .75%.

In Oklahoma you will find that .7% of its population are incarcerated.

In Georgia about 55,000 people are behind bars out of a population of 9.67 million!

People are behind bars for various reasons!

Crime rates in the United States have varied over the years. Crime rates change depending on law changes and society and economic changes.

Overall, crime rates have been on the decline since the beginning days of the United States. This has to do with multiple factors.

Police force personal is on the rise. Police tactics and operations have become more sophisticated. The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act was signed on 1994 by President Bill Clinton. Prisons rehabilitation programs have been becoming better and better! Demographic changes Better schooling and education to young children.

The main types of crimes:

The main type of crimes are Assault, Battery, False Imprisonment, Kidnapping, Homicide, Rape, Sexual Assault, Other Sex Offenses

The main type of crimes committed are: Assault, battery, false imprisonment, kidnapping, homicide, rape, sexual assault, other sex offenses, murder, involuntary manslaughter, and vehicle homicide.

Other crimes include: Property crime, burglary, arson, embezzlement, forgery, false pretense, receipt of stolen goods, solicitation, and conspiracy.

Every crime carries a different type of punishment:

Crimes are labeled and taken into consideration based on the level of how serious they are. There are felonies and there are misdemeanor crimes.

When a felony is committed, it usually means something serious has happened such as murder, kidnapping, robbery. This can result in a year or more in a state prison facility.

When a misdemeanor is committed, its usually less serious. Crimes such as DUI (though still very serious) or stealing from a local shop (shop lifting) is considered a misdemeanor. These usually involve a fine or a sentence of less than a year in jail.

The law is complicated and if you ever fine yourself in a situation where you need a lawyer, the state is always required to give you defense Lawyer. That is a basic right for every state in the United States.

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