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May 23, 2013, 10:14 ET

BJS Releases API of National Crime Victimization Survey Data

 The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has published an application programming interface (API) that provides access to...

May 22, 2013, 10:00 ET

Jail Population Increases After Three Years Of Decline

The U.S. jail population increased after three consecutive years of decline, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced...

May 16, 2013, 10:00 ET

Inmates With Mental Health Problems Reported High Rates Of Sexual Victimization In 2011-12

Prison and jail inmates identified with mental health problems reported higher rates of inmate-on-inmate sexual victimization than inmates without...

May 07, 2013, 10:00 ET

11,101 Fatal And 467,300 Nonfatal Firearm Victimizations Occurred In 2011

 Firearm-related homicides declined 39 percent and nonfatal firearm crimes declined 69 percent from 1993 to 2011, the Justice Department's...

Apr 11, 2013, 10:00 ET

Rates Of Workplace Violence Higher For Government Employees

Government employees experienced a rate of nonfatal workplace violence that was more than three times the rate for private-sector employees during...

Nov 29, 2012, 10:00 ET

One In 34 U.S. Adults Under Correctional Supervision In 2011, Lowest Rate Since 2000

 About 6.98 million people were under some form of adult correctional supervision in the U.S. at yearend 2011, the Justice Department's Bureau...

Nov 27, 2012, 10:00 ET

Intimate Partner Violence Dropped 64 Percent From 1993 to 2010

Intimate partner violence declined from about 2.1 million victimizations in 1993 to around 907,000 in 2010, according to a report released today by...

Nov 08, 2012, 10:00 ET

About 1.4 Million Guns Stolen During Household Burglaries And Other Property Crimes From 2005 Through 2010

About 1.4 million firearms were stolen during household burglaries and other property crimes over the six-year period from 2005 through 2010,...

Oct 31, 2012, 10:00 ET

BJS Releases Arrest in the United States, 1990-2010 and Arrest Data Analysis Tool

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Arrest in the United States, 1990-2010, which presents annual estimates of...

Oct 30, 2012, 13:07 ET

BJS Releases Hiring and Retention of State and Local Law Enforcement Officers, 2008 - Statistical Tables

 The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Hiring and Retention of State and Local Law Enforcement Officers, 2008...

Oct 05, 2012, 10:00 ET

BJS Releases Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2012

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2012 which describes BJS's...

Sep 25, 2012, 10:00 ET

2,239 Inmates in Indian Country Jails in 2011, Up 5.7 Percent From 2010

At midyear 2011, a total of 2,239 inmates were confined in Indian country jails, a 5.7 percent increase from the 2,119 inmates confined at midyear...

Sep 19, 2012, 10:00 ET

About 4 Percent Of Children In U.S. Households Lived In A Household That Experienced Violent Crime In 2010

About 2.8 million children or 3.9 percent of all children in U.S. households lived in a household in which at least one member age 12 or older...

Sep 13, 2012, 10:00 ET

Rates Of HIV/AIDS and AIDS-Related Deaths In Prison Continue To Decline

AIDS-related deaths among all state and federal prisoners dropped from 24 deaths per 100,000 inmates in 2001 to five per 100,000 in 2010, according...

Sep 06, 2012, 13:12 ET

BJS Releases Report On Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2012

 The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released the technical report Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2012,...

Jun 13, 2012, 10:00 ET

Half Of Violent Victimizations Of The Elderly In Michigan From 2005-2009 Involved Serious Acts Of Violence

Perpetrators of elder abuse were often related to the victims A report released today by the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice...

May 17, 2012, 10:00 ET

Nearly 10 Percent Of Former State Prisoners Reported Being Sexually Victimized During Confinement

An estimated 9.6 percent of adult former state prisoners reported being sexually victimized during their most recent period of confinement, the...

Apr 25, 2012, 13:04 ET

U.S. Jail Population Declines for Third Consecutive Year

The U.S. jail inmate population declined for a third consecutive year, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced...

Apr 18, 2012, 10:00 ET

BJS Releases Dynamic Online Criminal Victimization Data Tool

Today, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) launched an interactive online tool that gives the public instant access to the...

Feb 22, 2012, 10:00 ET

BJS Releases Study on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011

**PUBLICATION ADVISORY** WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2012  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics...