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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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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,...

Sep 25, 2012, 10:00 ET

2,239 Inmates in Indian Country Jails in 2011, Up 5.7 Percent From 2010

At midyear 2011, a total of 2,239 inmates were confined in Indian country jails, a 5.7 percent increase from the 2,119 inmates confined at midyear...

Sep 19, 2012, 10:00 ET

About 4 Percent Of Children In U.S. Households Lived In A Household That Experienced Violent Crime In 2010

About 2.8 million children or 3.9 percent of all children in U.S. households lived in a household in which at least one member age 12 or older...

Sep 13, 2012, 10:00 ET

Rates Of HIV/AIDS and AIDS-Related Deaths In Prison Continue To Decline

AIDS-related deaths among all state and federal prisoners dropped from 24 deaths per 100,000 inmates in 2001 to five per 100,000 in 2010, according...

Sep 06, 2012, 13:12 ET

BJS Releases Report On Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2012

 The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released the technical report Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, 2012,...

Dec 21, 2011, 10:00 ET

Federal Immigration Arrests Increased Along U.S.-Mexico Border Between 2005 and 2009

Total federal arrests more than doubled since 1995  Illegal immigration was the fastest growing federal arrest offense between 2005 and 2009,...

Dec 16, 2011, 09:00 ET

BJS Releases Justice Expenditures and Employment, 1982-2007 - Statistical Tables

The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Justice Expenditures and Employment, 1982-2007 – Statistical Tables...