prison.us: US Prison Data

prison.usR Documentation

US Prison Data

Description

Number of prisoners in each North American state, and the populations of those states from years 1977 to 2010

Usage

data(prison.us)

Format

A data frame with 34 observations on the following 103 variables.

Year

a numeric vector, the year

AL.num, AL.pop

numeric vectors

AK.num, AK.pop, AZ.num

numeric vectors

AZ.pop, AR.num, AR.pop

numeric vectors

CA.num, CA.pop, CO.num

numeric vectors

CO.pop, CT.num, CT.pop

numeric vectors

DE.num, DE.pop, FL.num

numeric vectors

FL.pop, GA.num, GA.pop

numeric vectors

HI.num, HI.pop, ID.num

numeric vectors

ID.pop, IL.num, IL.pop

numeric vectors

IN.num, IN.pop, IA.num

numeric vectors

IA.pop, KS.num, KS.pop

numeric vectors

KY.num, KY.pop, LA.num

numeric vectors

LA.pop, ME.num, ME.pop

numeric vectors

MD.num, MD.pop, MA.num

numeric vectors

MA.pop, MI.num, MI.pop

numeric vectors

MN.num, MN.pop, MS.num

numeric vectors

MS.pop, MO.num, MO.pop

numeric vectors

MT.num, MT.pop, NE.num

numeric vectors

NE.pop, NV.num, NV.pop

numeric vectors

NH.num, NH.pop, NJ.num

numeric vectors

NJ.pop, NM.num, NM.pop

numeric vectors

NY.num, NY.pop, NC.num

numeric vectors

NC.pop, ND.num, ND.pop

numeric vectors

OH.num, OH.pop, OK.num

numeric vectors

OK.pop, OR.num, OR.pop

numeric vectors

PA.num, PA.pop, RI.num

numeric vectors

RI.pop, SC.num, SC.pop

numeric vectors

SD.num, SD.pop, TN.num

numeric vectors

TN.pop, TX.num, TX.pop

numeric vectors

UT.num, UT.pop, VT.num

numeric vectors

VT.pop, VA.num, VA.pop

numeric vectors

WA.num, WA.pop, WV.num

numeric vectors

WV.pop, WI.num, WI.pop

numeric vectors

WY.num, WY.pop

numeric vectors

US.pop, US.num

numeric vectors, overall counts for the whole country

Details

This is a data set of the number of prisoners in each American state and the populations of those states, from 1977 to 2010. The number of prisoners are taken from December 31st, while the populations are estimates taken from July 1st based on the previous Census, except for pop.1980, which uses exact census data from 1980/04/01.

Warning: a scatterplot of US.pop shows a discontinuity around 2000.

Source

The prisoner data was compiled from: Bureau of Justice Statistics, http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm. Downloaded in September 2013 and formatted into R by J. T. Gray, jamsgry@gmail.com.

The population data was compiled from: United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/popest/data. Downloaded in September 2013 by J. T. Gray. This site may have become stale.

Examples

summary(prison.us)
## Not run:  # This plot shows a discontinuity around 2000.
plot(US.pop / 1e6 ~ Year, prison.us, main = "US population (millions)",
     las = 1, type = "b", col = "blue") 
## End(Not run)

VGAMdata documentation built on March 18, 2022, 8:03 p.m.