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Dec 09, 2010, 10:00 ET

People With Disabilities Experienced Violent Crime at Twice the Rate of People Without Disabilities in 2008

Nearly 730,000 nonfatal violent crimes and about 1.8 million property crimes were experienced by people age 12 or older with a disability in 2008,...

Dec 02, 2010, 16:29 ET

Justice Department Agencies Launch New Tool to Ease Crime Data Analysis

The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the FBI recently launched an online data tool www.ucrdatatool.gov to make it easier...

Oct 04, 2010, 10:00 ET

Department of Justice Released Report on Gang Units in Large Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2007

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report on Gang Units in Large Local Law...

Jun 03, 2010, 10:00 ET

Jail Population Declines by More Than Two Percent in the 12 Months Ending June 30, 2009

As of midyear 2009, 767,620 inmates were held in custody of county and city jail authorities, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office...

May 27, 2010, 11:18 ET

BJS Releases Study on Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2006

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs released Felony Defendants in Large Urban...

Mar 25, 2009, 16:00 ET

Lowest Rates of Violent and Property Crime Were Experienced by Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Other Pacific Islanders

The nation's Asian, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander population had the lowest rates of violent and property victimizations among all...

Dec 11, 2008, 16:00 ET

One in Every 31 U.S. Adults Were in Prison or Jail or on Probation or Parole in 2007

More than 7.3 million men and women were under correctional supervision in the nation's prisons or jails or on probation or parole at yearend...

Jun 25, 2008, 01:00 ET

3.2 Percent of Inmates Report Sexual Victimization in Local Jails

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 3.2 percent of jail inmates (24,700) reported one or more incidents of sexual...

Jun 05, 2008, 01:00 ET

Slower Growth in the Nation's Prison and Jail Populations

WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The growth in the number of prisoners under state or federal jurisdiction slowed during the first...

Apr 24, 2008, 01:00 ET

Number of HIV-Positive State and Federal Inmates Continues to Decline

WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Between 2005 and 2006, the number of state and federal prisoners who were HIV-positive decreased...

Jan 21, 2007, 00:00 ET

Death Rates Lower in State Prisons Than in the General Population

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's state prison officials reported that 12,129 inmates died while in custody from 2001...

Aug 30, 2000, 01:00 ET

Bureau of Justice Statistics: Almost 1.5 Million Minor Children Have a Mother or Father in Prison

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Of the nation's 72 million minor children (17 years old and younger), an estimated 2 percent had an...

Aug 29, 2000, 01:00 ET

Bureau of Justice Statistics: National Violent Crime Rate Falls More Than 10 Percent; Violent Victimizations Down One-Third Since 1993

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's violent crime rate fell by more than 10 percent during 1999, reaching the lowest level since...

Jul 09, 2000, 01:00 ET

DOJ: Jails Affiliated With 53 American Indian Tribes in 18 States Held 1,621 Inmates on June 30, 1999

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,600 American Indians were incarcerated in Indian country jails at midyear 1999, the Justice...

May 17, 2000, 01:00 ET

Intimate Partner Violence Against Women Declined From 1993 Through 1998 One-Third of All Murdered Females Were Killed by Partner

WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Violence against women by intimate partners fell by 21 percent from 1993 through 1998, the Justice...

Apr 19, 2000, 01:00 ET

Nation's Prison and Jail Population Reaches 1,860,520; Could Reach Two Million by Late 2001

WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's prisons and jails held 1,860,520 inmates at midyear 1999, the Justice Department's Bureau of...

Apr 02, 2000, 00:00 ET

Plaintiffs Won 62 Percent of the Contract Trial Cases In Nation's 75 Largest Counties During 1996

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Plaintiffs won 62 percent (3,021) of the estimated 4,850 contract cases decided by a trial in state general...

Jan 18, 2000, 00:00 ET

Male Military Veterans Are Incarcerated At Less Than Half the Rate of Non-Veterans

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Male military veterans are incarcerated in the nation's prisons and jails at less than half the rate of...

Jan 09, 2000, 00:00 ET

People 65 Years Old and Older Less Likely to Be Victims Of Violent Crime Than Younger U.S. Residents

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- People 65 and older are substantially less likely to be violent crime victims than are younger men and women,...

Nov 23, 1999, 00:00 ET

New Software Available for Local Crime Surveys

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Justice Department today announced the availability of a free software package that enables law...