Current Arizona prison statistics

How many people are incarcerated in Arizona this month? What crimes are they in prison for? What counties do these inmates come from?

Here are some particularly striking numbers from the May 2021, Arizona Department of Corrections “Corrections at Glance” report. While prison statistics vary slightly from month-to-month, the below figures have remained essentially constant for months if not years. Click here for the most recent information compiled by the ADOC.

  • 36,266 men and women are locked away in Arizona prisons. Our state incarcerates 877 people per 100,000 – the 8th highest per capita incarceration rate in the world.
  • 49% of all inmates are serving their first prison term in Arizona.
  • 42% of all inmates are currently imprisoned for non-violent offenses.
  • 28% of all inmates require ongoing mental health services.
  • 78% of inmates assessed at intake have significant substance abuse histories.
  • 17,7% of all inmates are in prison for drug offenses. This is the highest percentage of all categories of incarcerated offenders.
  • 1.5% of all inmates are in prison for rape/sexual assault.