Stylized pie chart showing the breakdown of how many times individuals who reported being jailed within the previous year were arrested and booked over the course of that year. Of the 4.9 million people who were jailed at least once, 3.5 million were jailed just one time; 928,000 were jailed twice; and 428,000 were jailed 3 or more times that year.

Data Source: These figures were calculated using data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. For more information, see the methodology section of the full report. (Graph: Wendy Sawyer, 2020)

This graph originally appeared in Arrest, Release, Repeat: How police and jails are misused to respond to social problems.

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