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Dec 11, 2014, 10:00 ET

Rape And Sexual Assault Higher Among College-Age Nonstudent Females Than Female College Students In 1995-2013

Among college-age females (ages 18 to 24), the rate of rape and sexual assault was 1.2 times higher for nonstudents than students for the period...

Nov 18, 2014, 10:00 ET

Persons At Or Below the Federal Poverty Level Had Highest Rates of Violent Victimization for the Period 2008-12

Persons in poor households at or below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) (39.8 per 1,000) had more than double the rate of violent victimization as...

Oct 09, 2014, 10:00 ET

Deaths In Local Jails Rose During 2012; State Prison Deaths Remained Stable

 During 2012, 958 inmates died while in the custody of local jails, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. This was an 8...

Sep 18, 2014, 10:00 ET

In 2013 Violent And Property Crime Rates Declined After Two Years Of Increases

The overall violent crime rate declined slightly from 26.1 to 23.2 victimizations per 1,000 U.S. residents from 2012 to 2013, the Justice...

Aug 14, 2014, 10:00 ET

Hispanics In New Hispanic Areas Experienced Higher Rates Of Violent Victimization Compared To Other Areas

 From 2007 to 2010, Hispanics experienced higher rates of violent victimization in new Hispanic metropolitan areas (26 per 1,000) than in other...

Aug 12, 2014, 10:00 ET

Publication Advisory: BJS Releases Report On Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2014

 The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2014, which describes...

Jul 31, 2014, 10:06 ET

BJS Releases Jails in Indian Country, 2013

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Jails in Indian Country, 2013, which presents findings from the 2013 Survey...

Jul 22, 2014, 10:00 ET

BJS Releases The Nation's Two Measures Of Homicide

 The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released The Nation's Two Measures of Homicide, which summarizes the United...

Jun 17, 2014, 10:18 ET

BJS Releases Seasonal Patterns In Criminal Victimization Trends

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Seasonal Patterns in Criminal Victimization Trends, which uses data from the...

Apr 22, 2014, 10:00 ET

3 in 4 Former Prisoners in 30 States Arrested Within 5 Years of Release

An estimated two-thirds (68 percent) of 405,000 prisoners released in 30 states in 2005 were arrested for a new crime within three years of release...

Feb 25, 2014, 10:00 ET

1.3 Million Nonfatal Violent Crimes Against Persons with Disabilities in 2012, Unchanged from 2011

An estimated 1.3 million nonfatal violent crimes occurred against persons with disabilities in 2012, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)...

Feb 20, 2014, 10:00 ET

U.S. Residents Experienced About 293,800 Hate Crime Victimizations In 2012 - Unchanged From 2004

 In 2012, an estimated 293,800 nonfatal violent and property hate crime victimizations occurred in the United States, an estimate not...

Nov 26, 2013, 10:00 ET

BJS Releases State Court Organization, 2011

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released State Court...

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...