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Bureau of Justice Statistics Director to Talk Crime in America on C-Span's "Washington Journal," Friday, August 26

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Bureau of Justice Statistics:

What: James P. Lynch, Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics, will discuss Crime in America on C-Span's "Washington Journal," a television call-in and interview program.

When: Friday, August 26, 2011, 9 -10 a.m.

Who: James P. Lynch, Ph.D., Director

Details: Topics will include trends in violent crime, how they vary across social groups and settings and their impact on victims; property crime and financial losses; non-traditional crimes such as identity theft; and crime and the economy.

Following the show, additional information about the Bureau of Justice Statistics' reports, programs and slides used in the show can be found at

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at

SOURCE Bureau of Justice Statistics


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