Population on Probation in United States

Persons on Probation in U.S. 1980-2016.

The community supervision population in U.S. is the number of persons living in the community while being supervised on probation or parole. Total community supervision population in United states at the end of 2016 was 4,537,100. Out of these, the total number  of persons on probation was 36,73,100. From the beginning of 2016 to the year end, the probation population declined by 1.4%.

The community supervision population in United States constituted the largest part of the entire correctional population there. Nearly 70% of the correctional population in U.S. was being supervised in the community. By the year end 2016, 1810 persons out of 100,000 in United States were either on probation or parole.

The following tables show the population on probation in United States from 1980 to 2016.

Population Under Probation in United States (1980-2016)

YearPopulation On Probation
198011,18,100
198112,22,000
198213,35,400
198315,02,200
198417,11,200
198518,70,100
198620,94,400
198722,42,100
198823,56,500
198925,20,500
199026,70,200
199127,38,200
199228,06,200
199328,43,400
199429,64,200
199530,96,300
199631,80,200
199732,66,700
 199834,17,500
 199937,72,600
200038,39,400
200139,34,500
200239,95,000
200340,73,800
200441,40,400
200541,62,300
200642,36,800
200742,93,000
200842,71,200
200941,99,800
201040,55,900
201139,73,800
201239,44,900
201339,12,900
201438,68,400
201537,89,800
201636,73,100

Sources:

U.S. Department of Justice; Office of Justice Programs; Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Correctional Populations in the United States, 2016 Danielle Kaeble and Mary Cowhig, BJS Statisticians.