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 2023 3rd Quarter (Updated December 26, 2023)

Jail Profile Survey (Participants) - View Link


JPS Resources:

Jail Profile Survey Form - Excel

Jail Profile Survey Workbook - PDF

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

Jail Population Trends Dashboard

Jail Population Trends – PDF (Updated December 26, 2023)

Rated Capacities of Type II, III, & IV Local Adult Detention Facilities (Dec 2006 - Sept 2023; last update 9/27/23) -  Excel