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The general trends in the above chart are correct. But the incarceration rate numbers (prison and jails) may be questionable in the above chart. This is because magazine writers often do not have the time to dig up these difficult-to-find numbers. The original sources for the numbers, especially older ones, are especially difficult to find at times. Adult rates versus rates for the population as a whole are even more difficult. People are often confused, mix up the two, and pass on incorrect numbers. Which are further passed on. Jail numbers are often left out. Federal prison numbers may be left out when "prison" rates are given. There are state prisons, federal prisons, and local jails. For more info see Wikipedia: Incarceration in the United States.

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