Inmate Population Statistics

The following chart details inmate population statistics in correctional facilities operated by counties, New York City and New York State. The statistics represent the number of inmates under custody at the end of each quarter in each year beginning in 2005, as follows:

Counties: These statistics represent the number of inmates under custody in correctional facilities in the state’s 57 counties in Upstate and on Long Island. It excludes inmates under custody in the five boroughs of New York City: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond.

NYC DOCS: These statistics represent the number of inmates under custody of the New York City Department of Correction, which operates correctional facilities in the five boroughs.

NYS DOCCS: These statistics represent the number of inmates under custody of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, which oversees the state prisons. Individuals in state prison are sentenced to terms in excess of one year.


Date Counties   NYC DOCCS NYS DOCCS Total
03/30/2016 15,308 9,674 52,245 77,227
12/30/2015 14, 764 9,425 52, 430 76,619
9/29/2015 15,991 9,804 52,673 78,468
6/29/2015 14,947 9,764 53,026 77,737
3/27/2015 15,388 11,146 52,084 78,618
12/30/2014 15,028 9,661 52,364 77,053
9/27/2014 16,643 10,923 53,635 81,201
6/30/2014 16,412 10,949 53,993 81,354
3/31/2014 16,366 11,246 53,968 81,580
9/30/2013 17,332 11,903 54,531 83,766
6/30/2013 16,982 11,518 54,725 83,225
3/31/2013 16,738 11,546 54,613 82,897
12/30/2012 15,948 11,388 56,419 83,755
9/30/2012 17,682 12,204 55,523 85,409
6/30/2012 17,030 11,728 56,027 84,785
3/30/2012 16,986 12,260 55,918 85,164
12/28/2011 15,963 11,998 55,926 83,887
9/30/2011 17,185 12,283 55,585 85,053
6/30/2011 16,826 12,283 55,975 85,084
3/31/2011 16,598 12,488 56,215 85,301
12/31/2010 15,808 12,062 56,419 84,289
9/31/2010 17,404 13,331 56,721 87,456
6/31/2010 16,848 12,733 57,235 86,816
3/31/2010 16,748 12,813 57,481 87,041
12/31/2009 15,495 13,216 58,520 87,231
9/31/2009 16,722 13,313 59,122 89,157
6/31/2009 16,399 13,130 59,601 89,126
3/31/2009 16,114 13,552 59,906 89,572
12/31/2008 14,878 12,628 60,273 87,779
9/30/2008 16,770 13,529 61,322 91,621
6/30/2008 16,789 13,804 62,019 92,612
3/31/2008 16,221 11,296 62,412 89,929
12/31/2007 15,382 13,018 62,615 91,015
9/30/2007 16,964 14,447 63,311 94,722
6/30/2007 16,406 14,120 63,762 94,288
3/30/2007 16,943 13,825 63,781 94,549
12/31/2006 17,007 14,241 63,757 95,005
9/28/2006 17,226 14,014 63,371 94,611
6/29/2006 16,638 13,629 63,526 93,793
3/30/2006 16,640 13,661 63,300 93,601