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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

2015 Financial Condition Report

Public Safety


Inmates Held in State and Local Correctional Facilities New York State Total Crimes Reported Percent Change in Crime Rate from 2005 to 2014

Inmate Population and Crime Rate Have Declined Over the Past Decade

  • As of March 2015, a total of 78,618 inmates were held in 131 State and local correctional facilities, which include:
    • 54 State correctional facilities;
    • 61 county jail facilities; and
    • 16 New York City correctional facilities.
  • Since March 2006, the inmate population has declined by nearly 15,000 (16 percent).
  • From 2005 to 2014, the total number of crimes reported in New York State declined by 81,123 (16.6 percent). This trend reflects falling crime rates across all major categories of crimes.

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