Pie chart showing the number of people locked up on a given day in the United States by facility type and the underlying offense using the newest data available in March 2022.

Data Source: For information about the data, visit the "Data sources" section of the full report. (Graph: Peter Wagner & Wendy Sawyer, 2022)

This graph originally appeared in Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2022.

Pie chart showing the number of people locked up on a given day in the United States by facility type and the underlying offense using the newest data available in March 2022.

The United States locks up more people, per capita, at the staggering rate of 573 per 100,000 residents. But to end mass incarceration, we must first consider where and why 1.9 million people are confined nationwide.

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