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Texas 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 Texas 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 Texas

2010 graph showing that Whites are underrepresented in Texas prisons and jails

2010 graph showing that Blacks are overrepresented in Texas prisons and jails


The big picture

Pie chart showing that 231,000 Texas residents are locked up in federal prisons, state prisons, local jails and other types of facilities

Pie chart showing that 720,000 Texasresidents are in various types of correctional facilities or under criminal justice supervision on probation or parole


Other research and materials on Texas

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