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Probation and Parole Populations, 1997

NCJ Number
Date Published
August 1998
6 pages
More than 3.9 million adults were on probation or parole at the end of 1997, an increase of 2.9 percent from the previous year; the total Federal, State, and local adult correctional population incarcerated or in the community reached a new high of 5.7 million at the end of 1997.

This press release reports on the number of persons on parole and probation at yearend 1997, compares the totals with yearend 1996 and 1990, and compares the relative percentages of offense convictions. It lists the number of parolees and probationers in each state, names the states with the largest and smallest parole and probation populations and the largest and smallest rates of community supervision, and identifies the states with the biggest increases. It also describes the race, sex, and Hispanic makeup of these populations and reports the proportions of parolees and probationers who either successfully finished probation or parole or failed because of a rule violation or a new offense. Data for this series are collected and published annually.

Date Published: August 1, 1998