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Nov 21, 2013, 10:00 ET

Serious Intimate Partner Violence Against Females Declined 72 percent from 1994 to 2011

Percentage involving physical attacks, weapons and injury showed little change From 1994 to 2011, the rate of serious intimate partner...

Sep 24, 2013, 10:00 ET

Study Finds Some Racial Differences In Perceptions Of Police Behavior During Contact With The Public

An estimated 62.9 million U.S. residents age 16 or older, or about 26 percent of the population, had one or more contacts with police in 2011, the...

Sep 05, 2013, 10:00 ET

New BJS Report On Calculating The Prevalence Of Crime In The U.S.

The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report today on a new procedure for calculating the prevalence of crime in the...

Aug 13, 2013, 10:00 ET

Number Of Jail Deaths At Lowest Recorded Level During 2011

State prison deaths up four percent In 2011, 885 inmates died in the custody of local jails, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice...

Jul 18, 2013, 10:00 ET

BJS Releases Report On Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2013

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released the technical report Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2013, which...

Jul 16, 2013, 10:00 ET

BJS Releases Capital Punishment, 2011 - Statistical Tables

 The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Capital Punishment, 2011 - Statistical Tables, which presents...

Jun 26, 2013, 10:00 ET

BJS And NCES Release Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012

 The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics...

Jun 20, 2013, 10:00 ET

Financial Loss Due To Household Burglary Increased From 1994 To 2011

The median dollar value of items and cash stolen during completed household burglaries increased 54 percent from 1994 to 2011, the Justice...

Jun 06, 2013, 10:00 ET

About 10 Percent Of Adjudicated Youth Reported Sexual Victimization In Juvenile Facilities In 2012

 An estimated 9.5 percent of adjudicated youth (1,720) in juvenile facilities reported experiencing one or more incidents of sexual...

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...