BJS Releases The Nation's Two Measures Of Homicide

Jul 22, 2014, 10:00 ET from The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released The Nation's Two Measures of Homicide, which summarizes the United States' two national data collection systems related to homicide: the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Supplementary Homicide Reports and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Fatal Injury Reports.

This report describes the strengths, limitations, differences and complementary aspects of each program. Both measures were developed as part of a federal effort to improve national statistical systems in the early twentieth century, and have gone through a number of changes since then to improve consistency and coverage.

TITLE:     The Nation's Two Measures of Homicide (NCJ 247060)


The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at

SOURCE The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)