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Jail Inmates, by Offense, Gender, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2002

Jail Inmates, by Offense, Gender, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2002

Most serious offenseTotalMaleFemaleWhite1Black1Hispanic
Number of jail inmates623,492551,186 72,306 223,292 249,304 114,562
Violent offenses25.4%26.5% 17.1% 21.8% 26.9% 27.1%
Property offenses24.423.3 32.4 28.1 24.0 17.5
Drug offenses24.724.1 29.2 18.5 30.6 27.5
Public-order offenses24.925.5 20.8 31.0 18.0 27.5
Other0.50.50.60.70.4n.a.
All offenses100.088.411.636.040.118.5
NOTE: Excludes inmates whose offense was unknown. Racial statistics exclude 0.3% who did not specify a race.
1. Non-Hispanic.
Source: Profile of Jail Inmates, 2002, U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Percent of State and Federal Inmates, by RaceIncarceration and Capital PunishmentSelected Characteristics of State and Federal Prison Inmates, 1997
Incarceration and Capital Punishment