Salt Lake County, UT jails hold prisoners after an arrest or people who have been transferred to the county from a detention center. Salt Lake County holds 4 jails with a total of 728,808 inmates.These correctional facilities have private cells for extremely violent criminals or controversial suspects. Salt Lake County jails are subject to health and medical restrictions and have to provide medical care to all its inmates.
The county has 1,104,622 people confined with a jail population density of 988 prisoners per jail. When breaking down the population by gender, females are a minority compared to male prisoners, being 361,611 women and 367,197 men.
The county has an arrest rate of 4,757 and a local jail rate of 272 inmates per year and a pretrial rate of 250 pre trials per 100,000 residents aged from 15 to 64. The jail admit rate for the area equals 4,911 which is lower compared to the statistics of 2005 - 5,151 incarcerations a year.
The average jail count for Salt Lake is 1,996 incarcerations in a day. The numbers have increased during the last 10 years, when there were on average 1,903 imprisonments a day.