WASHINGTON, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THURSDAY, MARCH 14: FBI'S MOST WANTED
Profile America — Thursday, March 14th. One of the most noted crime-fighting tools started because of a conversation at a card game between J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI and a newspaper reporter. The reporter wanted to profile some of the most wanted criminals the FBI was searching for. The resulting article caused a sensation, leading to the publication of the first "Ten Most Wanted" list by the FBI this week in 1950. In the years since, 497 men and women have appeared on the list. Of these, 467 have been apprehended or located. Across the U.S., at the end of 2011, just over 2.2 million people were in federal or state prisons or local jails. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
U.S. Census Bureau, Criminal Justice Statistics
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau