1.9% Of U.S. Adults In 2015 Were On Probation Or Parole

News Report | February 12, 2017


In 2015, 1 in 53 adults in the United States were under community supervision, representing 4.7 million adults, or 1.9% of the U.S. population. The majority (81%) of these adults were on probation.

Number Of Offenders Supervised In U.S. Correctional Systems, By Correctional Status, 2014 To 2015

Year
2014
2015
Percent Change

Total Correctional Population
6,856,900
6,741,400
-1.7%

Total Community
4,713,200
4,650,900

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