State Prison Systems Ranked by Number of Prisoners, 2007


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  State Prison Systems Ranked by Number of Prisoners, 2007
  Percent of state population incarcereated, 2007  all ranking is done from most to least
  Percent of state population incarcerated, ranked by state 2007
  
  Statistics derived from "Number of sentenced prisoners under jurisdiction of state or federal 
  correctional authorities, December 31, 2000, 2006 and 2007"
  
  Modified as follows: removed region and jurisdiction row, number of prisoners 2006 row, as well 
  as percent change rows removed region count columns.
  
  Source document: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/sheets/p07.zip ; filename inside sites accessed: March 21 and 24, 2009
  located at the following site: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/p07.htm                 Federal Prisoners: 179,204
  
  July 2007 estimated state population from US Census Bureau Page: http://www.census.gov/popest/states/states.html
  
      state        state      Number of    state     Number of    difference    percent     percent       percent of    state
                population    prisoners  population  prisoners     in rank      of state   of state     all prisoners
                 estimate                   rank       rank       of state     population  population      in state
                                                                  population   incarcer-  incarcerated,     prison 
                                                                  and prisoner    ated     ranked by       systems
                                                                  population                state
  
  California      36,377,534      172,856     1         1               0        0.48%        18          12.77%       California
  Texas           23,843,432      161,695     2         2               0        0.68%         3          11.95%       Texas
  Florida         18,199,526       98,219     4         3             -01        0.54%         8           7.26%       Florida
  New York        19,429,316       62,177     3         4             +01        0.32%        36           4.59%       New York
  Georgia/d        9,523,297       54,232     9         5             -04        0.57%         6           4.01%       Georgia/d
  Ohio/c          11,477,641       50,731     7         6             -01        0.44%        21           3.75%       Ohio/c
  Michigan        10,049,790       50,233     8         7             -01        0.50%        14           3.71%       Michigan
  Pennsylvania    12,419,930       45,446     6         8             +02        0.37%        30           3.36%       Pennsylvania
  Illinois        12,825,809       45,215     5         9             +04        0.35%        33           3.34%       Illinois
  Virginia         7,698,775       37,984    12        10             -02        0.49%        15           2.81%       Virginia
  Louisiana        4,373,310       37,341    25        11             -14        0.85%         1           2.76%       Louisiana
  Arizona/d        6,353,421       35,490    15        12             -03        0.56%         7           2.62%       Arizona/d
  North Carolina   9,041,594       33,016    10        13             +03        0.37%        31           2.44%       North Carolina
  Missouri         5,878,399       29,844    18        14             -04        0.51%        12           2.20%       Missouri
  Alabama          4,626,595       28,605    23        15             -08        0.62%         5           2.11%       Alabama
  Indiana          6,335,862       27,114    16        16               0        0.43%        22           2.00%       Indiana
  New Jersey/c     8,653,126       26,827    11        17             +06        0.31%        39           1.98%       New Jersey/c
  Tennessee        6,149,116       26,267    17        18             +01        0.43%        23           1.94%       Tennessee
  Oklahoma         3,608,123       24,197    28        19             -09        0.67%         4           1.79%       Oklahoma
  South Carolina   4,404,914       23,314    24        20             -04        0.53%         9           1.72%       South Carolina
  Colorado/c       4,842,770       22,841    22        21             -01        0.47%        19           1.69%       Colorado/c
  Maryland         5,618,899       22,780    19        22             +03        0.41%        26           1.68%       Maryland
  Wisconsin        5,598,893       22,307    20        23             +03        0.40%        27           1.65%       Wisconsin
  Kentucky         4,236,308       21,823    26        24             -02        0.52%        11           1.61%       Kentucky
  Mississippi      2,921,030       21,502    31        25             -06        0.74%         2           1.59%       Mississippi
  Washington       6,449,511       17,757    14        26             +12        0.28%        41           1.31%       Washington
  Connecticut/b    3,489,868       14,397    29        27             -02        0.41%        25           1.06%       Connecticut/b
  Arkansas         2,830,557       14,310    32        28             -04        0.51%        13           1.06%       Arkansas
  Oregon/c         3,735,549       13,918    27        29             +02        0.37%        29           1.03%       Oregon/c
  Nevada           2,554,344       13,245    35        30             -05        0.52%        10           0.98%       Nevada
  Massachusetts    6,467,915        9,699    13        31             +18        0.15%        50           0.72%       Massachusetts
  Minnesota        5,182,360        9,468    21        32             +11        0.18%        48           0.70%       Minnesota
  Iowa/c,d         2,983,360        8,732    30        33             +03        0.29%        40           0.65%       Iowa/c,d
  Kansas/c         2,777,382        8,696    33        34             +01        0.31%        38           0.64%       Kansas/c
  Idaho            1,496,145        7,319    39        35             -04        0.49%        16           0.54%       Idaho
  Utah             2,668,925        6,415    34        36             +02        0.24%        44           0.47%       Utah
  New Mexico       1,964,402        6,225    36        37             +01        0.32%        37           0.46%       New Mexico
  West Virginia    1,809,836        6,049    37        38             +01        0.33%        35           0.45%       West Virginia
  Hawaii/b         1,277,356        4,367    42        39             -03        0.34%        34           0.32%       Hawaii/b
  Nebraska         1,769,473        4,329    38        40             +02        0.24%        43           0.32%       Nebraska
  Delaware/b         861,953        4,201    45        41             -04        0.49%        17           0.31%       Delaware/b
  Montana            956,624        3,431    44        42             -02        0.36%        32           0.25%       Montana
  South Dakota       795,689        3,306    46        43             -03        0.42%        24           0.24%       South Dakota
  Alaska/b           681,111        3,072    47        44             -03        0.45%        20           0.23%       Alaska/b
  New Hampshire    1,312,256        2,930    41        45             +04        0.22%        46           0.22%       New Hampshire
  Rhode Island/    1,053,136        2,481    43        46             +03        0.24%        45           0.18%       Rhode Island/b
  Maine            1,315,398        2,093    40        47             +07        0.16%        49           0.15%       Maine
  Wyoming            523,252        2,084    50        48             -02        0.40%        28           0.15%       Wyoming
  Vermont/b          620,748        1,617    49        49               0        0.26%        42           0.12%       Vermont/b
  North Dakota       637,904        1,416    48        50             +02        0.22%        47           0.10%       North Dakota
  TOTAL          300,702,464    1,353,613    na        na              na           na        na              na      TOTAL
  AVERAGE                 na           na    na        na              na        0.41%        na              na      AVERAGE
  Note: Sentenced prisoner is defined as a prisoner sentenced to more than 1 year.
  /Not reported.                                                                               :Not calculated.
  
  a/Totals estimated. Illinois did not provide data in 2006 and 2007. Maine and Nevada did not provide data in 2007.
  b/Prisons and jails form one integrated system. Data include total jail and prison populations.
  c/Includes some inmates sentenced to 1 year or less.






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