STATE JAILS: WHO’S THERE?

Austin American-Statesman - - FRONT PAGE - Source: Texas De­part­ment of Crim­i­nal Jus­tice, 2011 statis­tics

48% are prop­erty of­fend­ers 35% are drug of­fend­ers Av­er­age sen­tence for those crimes is 7-12 months

Av­er­age sen­tence for state jail in­mates is 10 months

Most com­mon prop­erty crime sen­tence is lar­ceny (48%), fol­lowed by bur­glary (16.7% )

Most com­mon drug crime sen­tence is pos­ses­sion (88%)

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