Utah profile

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


Over time

graph showing the number of people in state prison and local jails per 100,000 residents in Utah from 1978 to 2015 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 Utah

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

See also our detailed graphs about Whites, Hispanics, Blacks, and American Indians/Native Americans in Utah prisons and jails.


The big picture

Pie chart showing that 11,000 Utah residents are locked up in federal prisons, state prisons, local jails and other types of facilities

Pie chart showing that 26,000 Utah residents are in various types of correctional facilities or under criminal justice supervision on probation or parole

Graph showing the number of people in Utah jails who were convicted and the number who were unconvicted, for the years 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1999, 2005, and 2013.

This graph excludes people held for state or federal authorities from the total count of people held in Utah jails. Because a significant proportion (30%) of the population in Utah's jails is held for the other authorities, this graph likely overstates the convicted population and understates the pre-trial population.


Other research and materials on Utah

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