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Oct 04, 2011, 13:15 ET

BJS Releases Appeals of Civil Trials Concluded in 2005

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Appeals of Civil Trials Concluded in 2005, which presents information on...

Sep 22, 2011, 10:00 ET

Murder Arrest Rate Dropped 54 Percent Between 1980 and 2009

New interactive data tool allows users to analyze 30-year arrest trends The U.S. murder arrest rate dropped more than 50 percent over a 30-year...

Aug 25, 2011, 11:11 ET

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

******MEDIA ADVISORY****** The following is being released today by Bureau of Justice Statistics: What: James P. Lynch, Director, Bureau of...

May 24, 2011, 09:00 ET

BJS Releases PREA Data Collection Activities, 2011

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics released PREA Data Collection Activities, 2011 today....

Apr 28, 2011, 10:00 ET

Most Suspected Incidents of Human Trafficking Involved Allegations of Prostitution of an Adult or Child

More than 2,500 incidents of human trafficking investigated between January 2008 and June 2010 Most suspected incidents of human trafficking...

Apr 14, 2011, 09:00 ET

Publication Advisory: BJS Releases Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2010

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released the technical report Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2010. This...

Mar 29, 2011, 10:00 ET

Homicide and Nonfatal Violent Crimes in the Workplace Declined

Law enforcement officers, security guards and bartenders had highest rates of workplace violence More than 572,000 nonfatal violent...

Mar 24, 2011, 09:00 ET

Publication Advisory: BJS Releases Punitive Damage Awards in State Courts, 2005

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Punitive Damage Awards in State Courts, 2005. The report presents findings...

Feb 24, 2011, 10:00 ET

Inmate Population in Indian Country Jails Increased 1.9 Percent in 2009

Nationwide American Indians and Alaska Natives in prison or jail or under community supervision increased 5.6 percent in 2009 The inmate...

Feb 03, 2011, 10:29 ET

New Data Analysis Tool Allows Users to Explore Recidivism Patterns of Released Prisoners

Today the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics released the first in a series of data analysis tools that will allow the public to...

Dec 21, 2010, 10:00 ET

U.S. Correctional Population in 2009 Declined for First Time Since 1980

Probation and parole populations declined; Prison population grew at slowest rate in current decade The number of adults under correctional...

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...