NYC’s Jail Population: Who’s There and Why?

On an average day in fiscal year 2012,

  • 12,287 inmates in city jails
  • 57 percent are black, 33 percent Hispanic, 7 percent white, 1 percent Asian, and the rest other or unknown
  • 93 percent are male

The average annual cost per inmate in 2012 was $167,731



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New York City By The Numbers

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