Changes in State Imprisonment Rates 2012-13

Prisoners in 2013, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice

In September 2014, the Bureau of Justice Statistics at the U.S. Department of Justice released new data on state imprisonment in 2013. This map depicts each state's change in imprisonment rates in each state.

With the highest increase in state imprisonment rate, Arkansas imprisoned 17% more of its population in 2013 than in 2012.

With the highest decrease in state imprisonment rate, Alaska imprisoned 10.1% less of its population in 2013 compared to 2012.

Data from Table 6, page 7, Prisoners in 2013, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/p13.pdf

State descriptions from pages 22-26, Prisoners in 2013, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/p13.pdf

llinois and Nevada did not provide statistics.

Status Key: 

More than 4%

2 to 4%

0 to 2%

0 to -2%

-2 to -4%

Less than -4%