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New York City (NYC)
Department of Correction

 
     
 
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Service Indicators

 
     
  Critical Objectives
  • Ensure the security and safety of inmates while in custody.
  • Reduce inmate violence in correctional facilities.
  • Provide inmates with access to health services.
  • Efficiently manage bed capacity and cell maintenance and repair.
  • Ensure timely transport of inmates to courts throughout the City.
  • Ensure access to programs, including educational opportunities, drug abuse programs and vocational training.
  • Notify crime victims when inmates are released and provide inmate information to the public.
 
     
  Fiscal Year  
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015  
  Total Avg. Daily Population (ADP)
13,362
13,049
12,790
12,287
11,827
11,408
10,240
 
  Searches
214,605
203,403
215,038
225,501
247,868
251,343
255,776
 
  Weapons recovered
1,295
1,213
1,901
2,342
2,162
2,348
2,240
 
  Violent inmate-on-inmate incidents*
21.9
24.3
24.2
25.4
27.2
32.9
37.8
 
  Inmate assaults on staff*
2.9
3.2
3.5
4.0
4.7
5.9
8.6
 
  Fight/assault infractions
6,696
7,475
7,431
7,552
7,622
8,827
9,424
 
  Incidents/allegations of
department use of force
2,196
2,222
2,272
2,837
3,413
4,221
4,822
 
  Escapes
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
 
  Inmate deaths in custody**
N/A
N/A
N/A
2
3
2
0
 
  Inmate health clinic visits
92,558
86,130
79,385
83,914
75,664
77,825
81,873
 
  Population as (%) of capacity
93%
93%
94%
92%
89%
86%
80%
 
  Avg. annual cost per inmate ($)
$73,974
$75,737
$80,354
$84,627
N/A
N/A
N/A
 
  Inmates delivered to court on time (%)
99.6%
99.7%
97.5%
96.9%
94.9%
94.2%
90.9%
 
  Avg. length of stay, days
48.9
50.5
53.6
53.0
53.0
54
56
 
     
 
Notes:
N/A - Not Available
*Monthly Rate Per 1,000 ADP
**Non-Natural

 
     
 

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Financial Indicators

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Source:
NYC Mayor's Management Report

 
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