The U.S. incarceration rate has more than quadrupled since 1970: Approximate number of people in jail or prison per 100,000 population
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View the underlying data on epi.org.
Sources: Justice Policy Institute, U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics, and National Academy of Sciences. See note 5 at the end of this report for complete details.