What percentage of the USA population has spent time in jail?
From D.D, drugs, neighborhood disturbances ... any time in jail. (Percentage for men and women)
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The % of the population is low, but the United States still has among the highest incarceration rates in the world. About 1.5% of the population has been incarcerated. Most of these are male (around 93%).
The most recent statistic I have is from 2005, which states:
1 prisoner for ever 136 adults in the United States
93.2% male, 6.8% female
Total number of inmates: 2,186,230
1,438,701 are in State and Federal prisons
747,529 in local jails
270,000 illegal immigrants served jail time in 2003. It is estimated that currently 27% of all prison inmates are illegal aliens.
- WCLv 71 decade ago
Probably in the area of 20-25%.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Most Illegals can be found in Jail, doing the crimes most
Americans are unwilling to do.
- 1 decade ago
*hand raised* guilty