Most serious current offense of jail inmates, by sex, 2002 (vertical bar chart): Violent offenses:* female, 17.1%; male, 26.5%. Property offenses:** female, 32.4%; male, 23.3%. Drug offenses: female, 29.2%; male, 24.1%. Public-order offenses:*** female, 20.8%; male, 25.5%.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Sourcebook of criminal justice statistics online. Available from:

*Includes murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery, and assault.

**Includes burglary, theft, and fraud.

***Includes weapons violations, obstruction of justice, driving while intoxicated, and parole violations.