Jail Profile Survey

The Jail Profile Survey, conduced since the mid 1970’s, is a data collection instrument that gathers responses from counties on local jurisdiction and county jails. This information provides counties a means of tracking changes in their populations and assessing and projecting program and facility needs. Some items are reported monthly, others quarterly; questionnaires are completed and returned to BSCC for review and public posting via the Jail Profile Survey Online Querying database and Jail Population Trends document and dashboard.


JPS Online Query

The published Jail Profile Survey data are reported by local agencies. Local agencies work hard to submit accurate data, but data collection is not uniform throughout the state. Due to local agency-specific data collection limitations some agencies cannot report all data elements. BSCC screens the data and communicates with reporting agencies to ensure accuracy and completeness, but does not conduct investigations or audits of the data or data collection process. The JPS database is a “live database” and represents point in time data. Previously reported data are regularly updated to reflect any revisions received from local agencies.

Jail Profile Survey Query – Data Available through 2024 1st Quarter (Updated June 14, 2024)

Jail Profile Survey (Participants) - View Link


JPS Dashboard

The new interactive JPS data dashboard allows users to explore select population data at both the state and county level. The dashboard uses currently available JPS data to display trends since 2006 and to provide the most current population data. Users may interact with the dashboard by using filters to view population trends by gender and disposition (sentenced, non-sentenced) and selecting a specific county from the map to view the specific county’s population data.

Click here to view the JPS Dashboard webpage – Data presented are through 2024 1st Quarter (Updated June 14, 2024)


JPS Resources:

Jail Profile Survey Form - Excel

Jail Profile Survey Workbook - PDF

Important Information about Late-Night Release Data (Read before using data) – PDF

Rated Capacities of Type II, III, & IV Local Adult Detention Facilities (Dec 2006 - Mar 2024; last update 4/19/24) -  Excel