Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin

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

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


The big picture

Pie chart showing that 35,000 Wisconsin residents are locked up in federal prisons, state prisons, local jails and other types of facilities

Pie chart showing that 99,000 Wisconsin residents are in various types of correctional facilities or under criminal justice supervision on probation or parole

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


Other research and materials on Wisconsin

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