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  Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime and Victims Statistics
Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime and Victims Statistics
Emergency Room Statistics on Intentional Violence collects data on intentional injuries, such as domestic violence, rape, and child abuse, from a national sample of hospital emergency rooms.
It is cosponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the
www.ojp.usdoj.gov /bjs/cvict.htm   (814 words)

  
 Bureau of Justice Statistics Publications Alphabetical Listing
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2002: At a Glance, 8/02.
A joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, this annual report examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school.
This joint report by the National Institute of Justice and BJS presents findings on the extent and nature of police use of force, discusses the difficulties in establishing measurement guidelines, illuminates circumstances under which force is applied, and provides a general framework for future research on excessive displays of force.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov /bjs/pubalp2.htm   (9799 words)

  
 Bureau of Justice Statistics Federal Justice Statistics
During 2003 the Federal Bureau of Prisons received 53,562 inmates from U.S. district courts; an additional 19,113 inmates were received from other sources such as supervision violations; 63,732 inmates were released.
As of September 30, 2003, 152,459 sentenced offenders were under the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Information is acquired on all aspects of processing in the Federal justice system, including the number of persons investigated, prosecuted, convicted, incarcerated, sentenced to probation, released pretrial, and under parole or other supervision; initial prosecution decisions, referrals to magistrates, court dispositions, sentencing outcomes, sentence length, and time served.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov /bjs/fed.htm   (1747 words)

  
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According to the Justice Department, one in two rape victims is under age 18; one in six is under age 12.
www.silent-screams.org /ed/rapestats.shtml   (827 words)

  
  Bureau of Justice Statistics Summary
The Bureau of Justice Statistics is an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is an agency within the US Department of Justice, with responsibilities for maintaining criminal justice data and statistics.
BJS, along with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), and other program offices, comprise the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) branch of the Department of Justice.
www.bookrags.com /Bureau_of_Justice_Statistics   (1539 words)

  
  Bureau of Justice Statistics Criminal Offenders Statistics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Presents trend data from 1985 to 1997 on persons under 18 in State prison, focusing primarily on persons admitted to prison under the age of 18: their demographic characteristics, offenses, average sentence length, and expected time served.
Describes juvenile offenders processed in the Federal criminal justice system, including the number of juveniles charged with acts of delinquency, the offenses for which they were charged, the proportion adjudicated delinquent, and the sanctions imposed.
The files available here provide data and statistics that may not be published elsewhere or are provided in a format intended for further analysis rather than viewing.
permanent.access.gpo.gov /lps9890/lps9890/www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/crimoff.htm   (2107 words)

  
  History of the Death Penalty & Recent Developments
This history emphasize death penalty statistics and the constitutional history of the death penalty and is based primarily on the annual capital punishment bulletins of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice.
From 1930, the first year for which statistics are readily available from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, to 1967, 3,859 persons were executed under civil (that is, nonmilitary) jurisdiction in the United States.
(Bureau of Justice Statistics annual bulletins on capital punishment provide current information on U.S. jurisdictions which authorize the death penalty.) By the end of 1996, 3,219 prisoners were under sentence of death, including 3,208 in 34 states and 11 under federal jurisdiction.
justice.uaa.alaska.edu /death/history.html   (3001 words)

  
 Death Penalty Statistics
The Bureau of Justice Statistics is part of the U.S. Department of Justice and collects annual capital punishment statistics from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government.
BJS capital punishment bulletins provide statistics on number of prisoners on the nation's death rows, number of executions, Supreme Court cases during a given year, changes in state capital punishment laws, capital offenses defined by state statutes, characteristics of death row prisoners, and other information.
Public attitudes towards the death penalty: From the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics.
justice.uaa.alaska.edu /death/stats.html   (784 words)

  
 Criminal Justice Resources Resources: Crime Statistics
Statistical Universe, an electronic index created by the merger of the three previous tools, is also available for MSU faculty, students, and staff.
The data collection was garnered from a variety of government sources and presents statistics on the involvement of drugs, alcohol, and weapons in crimes; the relationship between victim and offender; the rate of crime reporting by victims; and the physical and financial damage incurred by victims.
The central mission of NACJD, which is sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and adminstered by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan, is to facilitate and to encourage research in the field of criminal justice through sharing of data resources.
www.lib.msu.edu /harris23/crimjust/stats.htm   (6612 words)

  
 ExpectMore.gov: Bureau of Justice Statistics
Explanation: As the statistical arm of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is responsible for the collection, analysis, publication, and dissemination of statistical information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operations of the justice system at all levels of government.
Section 302(c) specifies in 23 subparts the statistical data BJS is authorized to collect and the types of related activities it is authorized to perform.
Major reviews of BJS statistical activities conducted by the Census Bureau, the American Statistical Association, the National Academy of Sciences, and other external groups, have concluded that BJS adheres to standards of quality and practice that are consistent with the expectations for a national statistics agency.
www.whitehouse.gov /omb/expectmore/detail.10003805.2005.html   (7841 words)

  
 Statistical Sites on the World Wide Web
Brazil Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
Kazakhstan The Agency of Statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Philippines Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES)
www.bls.gov /bls/other.htm   (427 words)

  
 Criminal Justice Statistics: A Reference Guide
Statistics are an integral part of criminal justice research.
The statistics are limited to data on murder,rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson.
The statistics are compiled from surveys and interviews with adult and juvenile female offenders and prison administrators and personnel.
www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu /old/cjstats.htm   (2783 words)

  
 Statistics | Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
While there are no reliable annual surveys of sexual assaults on children, (pdf) the Justice Department has estimated that one of six victims are under age 12.
RAINN's "two and a half minute" calculation is based on 2005 National Crime Victimization Survey (pdf) from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice.
For media requesting statistics or to interview a member of RAINN regarding statistical data on sexual assault, please contact Darcey West at darceyw@rainn.org.
www.rainn.org /statistics.html   (519 words)

  
 US CODE: Title 42,3732. Bureau of Justice Statistics
There is established within the Department of Justice, under the general authority of the Attorney General, a Bureau of Justice Statistics (hereinafter referred to in this subchapter as “Bureau”).
The Bureau shall be headed by a Director appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
In recommending standards for gathering justice statistics under this section, the Director shall consult with representatives of State and local government, including, where appropriate, representatives of the judiciary.
www.law.cornell.edu /uscode/42/usc_sec_42_00003732----000-.html   (1069 words)

  
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It provides data on the prevalence and incidence of rape, physical assault, and stalking; the prevalence of male-to-female and female-to-male intimate partner violence; the prevalence of rape and physical assault among women of different racial and ethnic backgrounds; the rate of injury among rape and physical assault victims; and injured victims' use of medical services.
Findings include statistics on the incidence of sexual assault, the victims, their offenders, gender, response to these crimes, locality, time of incident, the levels of victim injury, victims' perceptions of offenders' ages, and victim-offender relationships, and other detailed characteristics.
It includes a definition of stalking,its prevalence, stalking in minority communities, offender profiles, how stalkers threaten and harass, why stalkers stalk their victims, relationship between stalking and other forms of violence, how often stalking is reported to the police, how often stalkers are prosecuted, restraining orders, psychological consequences to the victim and why it stops.
www.nsvrc.org /resources/strategies/statistics.html   (1602 words)

  
 Trial Ad Notes: Bureau of Justice Statistics: Prosecutors in State Courts, 2005
It was developed to support the students and faculty of the Trial Advocacy Program at the University of Washington School of Law but has become a source that is useful as well to many others who are interested in trial practice and the legal system.
Bureau of Justice Statistics: Prosecutors in State Courts, 2005
The Bureau of Justice Statistics has a new, 12-page report on Prosecutors in State Courts, 2005.
trialadnotes.blogspot.com /2006/08/bureau-of-justice-statistics_23.html   (726 words)

  
 Criminal Justice Surveys, Programs, and Censuses
The Criminal Justice Statistics Branch conducts reimbursable projects for the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
The Criminal Justice Statistics Branch conducted the first census of local jails in 1970 in response to congressional interest in prison and jail overcrowding.
This survey extracts justice expenditure and employment data from Governments Division's annual surveys of finance and employment and adjusts them to provide comparable data with the former CJEE series.
www.census.gov /govs/www/cj.html   (1123 words)

  
 Bureau of Justice Statistics Publications With NACJD Data
Bureau of Justice Statistics, "Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 2002." NCJ 205368, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Sep 2004.
Bureau of Justice Statistics, "Felony Sentences in State Courts, 2002." NCJ 206916, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Dec 2004.
A collaborative report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, it presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the general population, using a comprehensive array of sources.
www.icpsr.umich.edu /NACJD/bjs_pubs.html   (11748 words)

  
 Witness Justice: News Room - Crime and Victim Stats
While Witness Justice deems all of the data sources to be credible, we cannot attest to the accuracy of this information.
While evidence accumulated to date suggests that many thousands have been harmed, there are no official national statistics because definitions of elder abuse vary, state statistics vary widely, as there is no uniform reporting system, and comprehensive national data is not collected.
Violent victimization during adolescence appears to be both a risk factor for and a cause of adult problems with regard to violent crime victimization, domestic violence perpetration and victimization, violent and property crime perpetration, and problem drug use.
www.witnessjustice.org /news/stats.cfm   (4450 words)

  
 United States Department of Justice
The Justice Department continues to be aware of fraudulent spam e-mail messages claiming to be from the Department.
The Department of Justice did not send these unsolicited email messages—and would not send such messages to the public via email.
WASHINGTON— Two associates of Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles have pleaded guilty in the Western District of Texas to charges of obstruction of justice in connection with the U.S. government’s investigation of Posada Carriles, Michael J.
www.usdoj.gov   (607 words)

  
 Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Identity Theft, 2005 released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States.
The Sourcebook is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
www.albany.edu /sourcebook   (118 words)

  
 Bureau of Justice Statistics Law Enforcement Statistics
Data are obtained on the organization and administration of police and sheriffs' departments including agency responsibilities, operating expenditures, job functions of sworn and civilian employees, officer salaries and special pay, demographic characteristics of officers, weapons and armor policies, education and training requirements, computers and information systems, vehicles, special units, and community policing activities.
This Bureau of Justice Statistics census represents the first national census of crime labs.
The Census of Medical Examiner and Coroner Offices is the first data collection effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics to focus on the medico-legal investigation of deaths.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov /bjs/lawenf.htm   (923 words)

  
 Bureau of Justice Statistics Press Releases
Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2004, 06/28/07: "Law enforcement employment grew between 2000-2004 according to Justice Department study."
Federal Criminal Justice Trends, 2003, 8/30/06: "The nation's Federal criminal justice caseload grew substantially during ten-year period"
Appeals from General Civil Trials in 46 Large Counties, 2001--2005, 7/6/06: "Approximately 15 percent of state civil trials are appealed, according to justice department report"
www.ojp.usdoj.gov /bjs/press.htm   (740 words)

  
 National Centre for Crime and Justice Statistics
Crime and justice statistics provide measures of the levels and effects of criminal activity, as well as people's perceptions of their safety.
These are issues that impact directly or indirectly on the quality of people's lives, and are seen as key indicators of, and contributors to, the wellbeing of society.
They are of value to users in government involved in policy development and decision-making, the administrators and practitioners within the crime and justice sector, researchers and the community as a whole.
www.abs.gov.au /websitedbs/c311215.nsf/22b99697d1e47ad8ca2568e30008e1bc/849afeee7a90642dca256ab800804099!OpenDocument   (193 words)

  
 JCKL :: Government Documents :: Justice
Bureau of Justice Statistics Provides links to statistics about crime, criminals, victims, etc.
Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics Presents national-level statistics describing all aspects of processing in the Federal criminal justice system, including investigations by U.S. attorneys, prosecutions and declinations, pretrial release and detention, convictions and acquittals, sentencing, appeals, and corrections
Bureau of Diplomatic Security, United States Department of State Included here are links to State Department programs about Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Narcotics, Passport and Visa Fraud Programs, and overseas security programs.
library.cmsu.edu /govdocs/justice.htm   (554 words)

  
 National Institute for Literacy - Facts & Statistics - Correctional Education Facts
Nationwide in 2000, 64% of adult probationers were White adults, compared to 68% in 1990; 34% were Black adults, compared to 31% in 1990; and 16% were Hispanic adults, compared to 18% in 1990.
Among the more than 1.3 million sentenced inmates at the end of 2000, 9.7% of Black males aged 25 to 29 were in prison, compared to 2.9% of Hispanic males and 1.1% of White males in the same age group.
Every year for the three years that the study participants were followed, the wages reported to the state labor departments were higher for the education participants compared to non-participants; however, the difference was statistically significant in only one year for that one year, the difference can be attributed to participation.
www.nifl.gov /nifl/facts/correctional.html   (925 words)

  
 ExpectMore.gov: Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Bureau of Justice Statistics collects, analyzes, and publishes statistical information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operations of the justice system.
The program provides data needed by researchers and policymakers to understand and influence the workings of the criminal justice system.
The Bureau compares well with other Federal statistical agencies in survey response rates.
www.whitehouse.gov /omb/expectmore/summary.10003805.2005.html   (211 words)

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