Corrections Statistics



Incarcerated Offenders in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections by Race

  • The information in this chart is from the PA Department of Corrections. It lists the number of incarcerated offenders by totals and race.

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Court Commitments Received in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections by Offense

  • The information in this table is generated by the PA Department of Corrections (DOC).
  • It contains two sections: Part I offenses and Part II offenses.
  • Part I offenses are considered the more serious of the two and include Murder, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, etc.
  • Part II offenses are the less violent offenses and include Forgery, Fraud, Drunk Driving, etc.

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Inmate Population in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections by Race, Sex, and Age

  • The information in this table is generated by the PA Department of Corrections (DOC).
  • The chart breaks down the total DOC population into three separate categories of race, sex and age.

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Comparison of Civilian and Inmate Populations and Prison Capacity

  • The information contained in this table is generated by the PA Department of Corrections (DOC).
  • The table examines DOC inmate population in terms of incarceration rate per 100,000, state prison capacity and percent of capacity.
  • Prison capacity is based on housing one inmate per cell.

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Admissions to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections by Type of Commitment and Sex

  • The information in this table is generated by the PA Department of Corrections (DOC).
  • This table lists the type of commitment to the DOC and sex of the offender. The type of commitment is broken down into three categories: Court Commitments, Parole Violators and County Transfers.
  • Court Commitments are those offenders who have undergone a trial and are found guilty of the offense. They are then sentenced by a judge to serve time in the DOC.
    Parole Violators are those offenders who have violated the conditions of their release from the DOC. They are then returned to the DOC.
  • County Transfers occur when an offender serving a county sentence is transferred to the DOC. The transfer could be initiated for security, medical or mental health reasons.

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For more information on corrections, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.  The Department of Corrections publishes Annual Reports on statistics, boot camp performance, recidivism, and intermediate punishment.