The following incarceration rates measure the number of people who are in jail, per 100,000 in population. As shown in the chart, the average jail incarceration rate in the United States is 2341 (2014). Colorado data was excluded in the current model, as the most recent jail incarceration data available is from 2005 (2922).
The most recent jail incarceration rate for Larimer County is 147 (2015). The low incarceration rate in Larimer County shows the positive impact of collaborative effort across the criminal justice system (via the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee) which include: 1) administrative changes in the courts, 2) expansion of pretrial services, 3) expansion of alternative sentencing options, 4) mental health treatment, and 5) development of specialty courts.
1 Minton, T.D. and Zeng, Z. (2015). Jail Inmates at Midyear - 2014 Statistical Tables. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Retrieved from: http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5299.
2 Harrison, P.M. and Beck, A.J. (2006). Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2005. Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin. Retrieved from: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/pjim05.pdf.