Population Trends in Utah Prisons

From 2004 to 2014, Utah’s prison population has grown from 5,806 inmates to 7,106. Despite Utah’s population increase of 500,000 for that same time period, there were 14% fewer crimes in the state.


According to Pew Charitable Trusts, the correlating factor could be a number of things, including longer incarceration periods, the number of nonviolent offenders, and highly common drug offenses.

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