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Monday, May 18, 2009

Visualizing the U.S. Federal Prison Population by Types of Offenses (April 2009)

(Click on image for dynamic chart.)

This chart shows the types of offenses under which the U.S. federal prison population (205,096) was sentenced.

The big fat light-blue bubble is Drug Offenses, 350% larger than the next highest category (Weapons, Explosives and Arson).

Data came from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the data visualization was made using Many Eyes.

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5 comments:

Diane J Standiford said...

Looks like we are losing the war on drugs...in/out.

JonnyHo said...

Drug offenses. Whoa.
What's your opinion on how they should be managed? Theres gotta be a better way

Garry said...

Very true. It looks like DEA, ATF and ICE all stay very busy.

Garry said...

I'm looking forward to seeing early-release prison statistics for California.

AVecchioni said...

Extremely effective way of presenting the data. It really hits home.