Arizona profile

The graphs on this page are from our 50 State Incarceration Profiles.

Over time

graph showing the number of people in state prison per 100,000 residents in Arizona from 1978 to 2012 You can also see the same graph expressed as numbers rather than as rates per 100,000.

Racial disparities

2010 graph showing incarceration rates per 100,000 people of various racial and ethnic groups in Arizona

racial and ethnic disparities between the prison/jail and general population in AZ as of 2010

See also our detailed graphs about Whites, Hispanics, Blacks, and American Indians/Native Americans in Arizona prisons and jails. Additionally see our graph about Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders who are overrepresented in Arizona prisons because Hawaii outsources a significant portion of its incarcerated population to a private prison in Eloy, Arizona.

The big picture

Pie chart showing that 60,000 Arizona residents are locked up in federal prisons, state prisons, local jails and other types of facilities

Pie chart showing that 140,000 Arizonaresidents are in various types of correctional facilities or under criminal justice supervision on probation or parole

Other research and materials on Arizona

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