Did You Know?

  • It costs the local taxpayer $78 per day to house each person booked into the Navajo County Jail.
  • People are arrested and booked into the Navajo County Jail for criminal offenses, and on warrants for failure to appear and failure to pay fines.
  • The United States has one of the highest arrest rates in the world, exceeding that of South Africa and comparable to the Soviet Union.
  • Most arrestees booked into the Navajo County Jail are residents of the county who can not afford to post a monetary bond.
  • Most arrestees booked into the Navajo County Jail have substance abuse issues and generally acknowledge the need for substance abuse treatment.
  • An average of 360 people are booked into the Navajo County Jail each month.
  • The Navajo County Pretrial Services supervises on an average of 35 defendants each month.
  • Over 80% of the defendants supervised by the Navajo County Pretrial Services are eventually placed on probation.
  • Navajo County Pretrial Services saves county taxpayers an average of $750,000 per year.