Stats on Incarceration in America
A 2010 report conducted by The Pew Charitable Trusts revealed the following statistics about incarceration rates in the United States:
- 2.3 million Americans are behind bars, equaling more than 1 in 100 adults. That marks a 300 percent increase since 1980.
- The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world (Russia is a distant second).