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Aug 04, 2015, 10:00 ET

Deaths In Local Jails And State Prisons Increased For The Third Consecutive Year

 For the third consecutive year the number of inmates who died in state prisons and local jails increased, the Bureau of Justice Statistics...

Jul 14, 2015, 15:28 ET

BJS Releases Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2015

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2015, which describes BJS's...

Jul 07, 2015, 10:00 ET

An Estimated 32 Percent Of Local Police Departments Were Using Body-worn Cameras In 2013

 An estimated 32 percent of local police departments provided at least some officers with body-worn cameras and 6 percent provided at least...

Jun 11, 2015, 10:00 ET

The Nation's Jails Held Fewer Inmates At Midyear 2014 Compared To Their Peak Count In 2008

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – County and city jails held an estimated 744,600 inmates at midyear 2014, which was...

May 21, 2015, 10:00 ET

Violent Crime Rate In 2013 Against Persons With Disabilities Was More Than Double The Age-Adjusted Rate For Persons Without Disabilities

In 2013, the rate of violent crime against persons with disabilities (36 per 1,000) was more than twice the age-adjusted rate for persons without...

May 14, 2015, 10:00 ET

Percentage Of Local Police Officers Who Were Racial Or Ethnic Minorities Nearly Doubled Between 1987 And 2013

In 2013, the percentage of police officers who were members of racial or ethnic minority groups (black or African American, Asian, Native Hawaiian,...

Mar 03, 2015, 10:00 ET

BJS Releases Two Reports On Arrest-Related Deaths Program

 The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Arrest-Related Deaths Program Assessment: Technical Report and...

Feb 05, 2015, 10:00 ET

BJS Survey Finds 40 Percent Of Prison And Jail Inmates Reported Current Chronic Medical Problems

An estimated 40 percent of state and federal prisoners and jail inmates reported having a current chronic medical condition in the 2011–12...

Jan 22, 2015, 10:00 ET

BJS Releases Federal Justice Statistics, 2011-2012; Federal Justice Statistics, 2011 - Statistical Tables; And Federal Justice Statistics, 2012 - Statistical Tables

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Federal Justice Statistics, 2011–2012; Federal Justice Statistics,...

Jan 20, 2015, 10:00 ET

4-Year Colleges, Universities Had Nearly 32,000 Law Enforcement Employees; Nearly Half Were Sworn, Armed Officers

During the 2011-12 school year, campus law enforcement agencies at U.S. 4-year colleges and universities with 2,500 or more students employed...

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...