1-3-5-4 US Prison Numbers

1 Background 1-3 Biological 1-3-5 Race Origin

 2008 Prison Facts 1-3-5-6

1-3-5-5 Race U.S. Prison Numbers

Total Racial composition %

Total Racial composition %
% in Prison Per 1000 in prison
304,059,724 US population 2008 [1] 

2,319,258 Prison and jail 2008 [2] 

[3]










White American

79.79

242,609,254







non-Hispanic

65.60

199,463,179



33.44

775,560

0.39

4

Hispanic

14.19

43,146,075



20.29

470,577

1.09

11










African American

12.84

39,041,269







non-Hispanic

12.22

37,156,098



40.21

932,574

2.51

25

Hispanic

0.62

1,885,170
















Asian American

4.45

13,530,658







non-Hispanic

4.35

13,226,598







Hispanic

0.10

304,060
















American Indian/Eskimo

1.01

3,071,003



6.06

140,547

4.58

45

non-Hispanic

0.76

2,310,854







Hispanic

0.25

760,149
















Multiracial American

1.69

5,138,609







non-Hispanic

1.64

4,986,579







Hispanic

0.05

152,030
















Hispanic Total

15.25

46,369,108







[1] "2008 Population Estimates: Hispanic or Latino by Race". U.S. Census Bureau. 2008. Retrieved 07 October 2009.
[2] Sabol & West (2009:17)
[3] Calculated from the given data.