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DPSCS Annual Data Dashboard

About This Dashboard

This Dashboard presents agency-wide DPSCS population data previously made available in a series of annual spreadsheets. It provides a Departmental overview across all three primary populations under DPSCS custody: pretrial, sentenced, and those under community supervision. Compare prior fiscal year figures to trends over time since 2015. Decreases in all forms of custody and other key outcomes are reported in detail on the tabs at bottom.

How to Use this Dashboard

Filters Selecting a filter will cross-filter across the entire dashboard. This format allows for a deeper understanding of trends by the filter selected. You can also select multiple filters for a further breakdown of data elements.

Hover Pausing over a data point on a chart may reveal additional breakdowns for that data point. Try moving your cursor over all parts of the visual to find added information.

Click Some figures in the dashboard are interactive with one another, and once clicked on, will cross-filter with other measures. When a data point is selected, its color will be darker, and other data points will appear faded.

Double-click Selecting the same section or item twice will clear your selection and return the data to an overall perspective.

Control+Click Control clicking the return arrow at the top of each page will clear any selections or filters you have made.

Data Dictionary

  • Active Cases: Community Supervision cases may be active or inactive. Active cases refer to cases when an individual is being routinely supervised by an agent in their field, with frequent contacts and subject to specific conditions of supervision. Active cases more accurately represent the volume of cases that involve DPSCS activity in the community.
  • ADP: This refers to the average daily population, a common correctional metric. It estimates a population for the time period that is reflective of the daily rises and falls in the standing population.
  • BCBIC: The Baltimore City Booking and Intake Center (BCBIC) is a facility that processes intakes from Baltimore City into custody and processes them for pretrial detention.
  • Carceral Population: This refers to the entire population under DPSCS custody, this includes those individuals in custody awaiting release or trial, serving a sentence of imprisonment, serving a sentence under home detention, serving a term of probation in the community, serving mandatory period of community supervision post-release, and those granted parole.
  • DDMP:  This refers to the Drinking Driver Monitoring Program, a specialized community supervision program geared to ensure abstinence and treatment of DUI and DWI offenders in order to enhance road safety.
  • DPDSThe Division of Pretrial Detention and Services manages everyone arrested in the city of Baltimore, or arrested on a warrant from the City. It includes both the Pretrial Release Services Program, which monitors defendants prior to trial, and pretrial detention for those not released on bond.
  • DPP: The Department of Parole and Probation oversees community supervision of individuals who are serving all or part of their sentence within their communities, including those under the DDMP program.
  • Federal Detainee: This refers to pretrial detainees who are held in DPSCS’ system pending federal charges. They are not commonly included in the pretrial detention population as they are held at the legal discretion of the federal government within the Chesapeake Detention Facility.
  • Fiscal Year:  The Department habitually reports its operations according to the Maryland state fiscal year, which begins on July 1 every year, and ends on June 30 of the following year. The state is currently in FY 2020.
  • Patuxent: Patuxent Institution is a maximum security correctional facility that houses a number of clinical programs designed to meet the need of men and women with severe character disorders who typically have a history of substance dependency. The institution provides assessment, stabilization, and transition services to offenders within the department who have serious mental illness.
  • Revocation: Individuals under community supervision may have their release revoked under specific circumstances as a result of severe or habitual noncompliance with the terms of release, such as abstaining from controlled substances, fulfilling community service obligations, not committing new offenses, or paying victim restitution. In those cases, release can be revoked at the discretion of a judge.

See last page of dashboard for the full list of reports referenced.