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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

2016 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 2006 to 2015

Inmate Populations and Crime Rates Have Declined Over the Past Decade

  • As of March 2016, a total of 77,227 inmates were held in 136 State and local correctional facilities, which include:
    • 55 State correctional facilities;
    • 64 county jail facilities; and
    • 17 New York City correctional facilities.
  • Since March 2007, the total inmate population has declined by 17,000 (18.3 percent).
  • From 2006 to 2015, the total number of crimes reported in New York State declined by 89,133 (18.7 percent). This trend reflects falling crime rates across all major categories of crimes.

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