Bureau of Justice Statistics

Bureau of Justice Statistics Welcome to the official Bureau of Justice Statistics page. BJS is the principal federal agency for justice statistics in the U.S. We are a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice.

Doris J. James is the acting director. The Bureau of Justice Statistics was established on December 27, 1979, under the Justice Systems Improvement Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-157). We provide objective and independent criminal justice statistics in support of national, state, tribal, and local justice policies and decision-making. BJS has three main responsibilities: 1) building and maintaining statistical data collections that span the sequence of events in the criminal justice system; 2) providing statistics that respond to criminal justice programs and policy information needs; and 3) providing state, tribal, and local governments with technical and financial support to expand or enhance criminal justice programs. To learn more about the history of BJS visit https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=abu. Access our crime and justice statistics at www.bjs.gov. Sign up for email notices of new crime and justice statistical materials as they become available here: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=signup.

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Just announced: FY 2021 State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers (SJS-SAC) Technical Assistance...
05/14/2021

Just announced: FY 2021 State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers (SJS-SAC) Technical Assistance Program

BJS seeks applications for funding for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers (SJS-SAC) Technical Assistance Program. The SJS-SAC program is designed to maintain and enhance each state’s capacity to coordinate statistical activities in the state, conduct research on relevant criminal justice issues, and serve as a liaison to help BJS gather data from state agencies.

In FY 2021, applications will be submitted in a new two-step process, each with its own deadline:

Step 1: Submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov. These forms are due on June 14, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. ET.

Step 2: Submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.usdoj.gov. The full application is due on June 21, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn more here: https://bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/sjssacta21_sol.pdf.

Just announced: FY 2021 State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers (SJS-SAC) Technical Assistance Program

BJS seeks applications for funding for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers (SJS-SAC) Technical Assistance Program. The SJS-SAC program is designed to maintain and enhance each state’s capacity to coordinate statistical activities in the state, conduct research on relevant criminal justice issues, and serve as a liaison to help BJS gather data from state agencies.

In FY 2021, applications will be submitted in a new two-step process, each with its own deadline:

Step 1: Submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov. These forms are due on June 14, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. ET.

Step 2: Submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.usdoj.gov. The full application is due on June 21, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn more here: https://bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/sjssacta21_sol.pdf.

Dataset now available: National Corrections Reporting Program, 1991-2017: Selected VariablesThe Bureau of Justice Statis...
05/13/2021
National Corrections Reporting Program, 1991-2017: Selected Variables

Dataset now available: National Corrections Reporting Program, 1991-2017: Selected Variables

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released a dataset on corrections statistics through the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. The National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) compiles offender-level data on admissions and releases from state and federal prisons and post-confinement community supervision. This dataset contains information on all persons admitted to state prison, released from state prison, or in state prison at year-end from 1991 to 2017 in the United States.

Access the dataset here: https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/NACJD/studies/37951.

The National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) compiles offender-level data on admissions and releases from state prison, post-confinement community supervision and year-end prison custody records. The data are used to monitor the nation's correctional population and address specific policy quest...

Dataset now available: Mortality in Correctional Institutions: Jail Population Distributions, 2000-2017 The Bureau of Ju...
05/12/2021
Mortality in Correctional Institutions: Jail Population Distributions, 2000-2017

Dataset now available: Mortality in Correctional Institutions: Jail Population Distributions, 2000-2017

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released a dataset on jail population distributions through the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. The Mortality in Correctional Institutions data collection (formerly Deaths in Custody Reporting Program) collects data on persons dying in state prisons, local jails, and in the process of arrest.

Access the dataset here: https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/NACJD/studies/37926.

The Mortality in Correctional Institutions series (MCI), formerly Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP), is an annual data collection conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The DCRP began in 2000 under the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-297). It is the only natio...

Dataset now available: Mortality in Correctional Institutions: Jail Populations, 2000-2017The Bureau of Justice Statisti...
05/11/2021
Mortality in Correctional Institutions: Jail Populations, 2000-2017

Dataset now available: Mortality in Correctional Institutions: Jail Populations, 2000-2017

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released a dataset on jail populations through the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. This longitudinal dataset includes year-end collections of population and admissions data from all jurisdictions nationwide annually, from 2000 to 2017. These files do not include death data.

Access the dataset here: https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/NACJD/studies/37875.

Mortality in Correctional Institutions (MCI)(formerly, the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP)) is an annual data collection conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The MCI began in 2000 under the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-297). It is the only national stat...

Now available: Mortality in Correctional Institutions: Local Jails, 2000-2017 The Bureau of Justice Statistics has relea...
05/06/2021
Mortality in Correctional Institutions: Local Jails, 2000-2017

Now available: Mortality in Correctional Institutions: Local Jails, 2000-2017

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released a dataset on mortality in local jails through the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. This dataset presents data on inmate deaths occurring in local jail facilities in the United States while inmates were in the physical custody of jail facility officials from 2000 to 2017.

Access the dataset here: https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/NACJD/studies/37878.

The Mortality in Correctional Institutions series (MCI), formerly Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP), is an annual data collection conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The MCI began in 2000 under the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-297). It is the only nation...

Now available: Mortality in Correctional Institutions: State Prisons, 2001-2017The Bureau of Justice Statistics has rele...
05/05/2021
Mortality in Correctional Institutions: State Prisons, 2001-2017

Now available: Mortality in Correctional Institutions: State Prisons, 2001-2017

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released a dataset on mortality in state prisons through the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. The prison component of the Mortality in Correctional Institutions data collection (formerly Deaths in Custody Reporting Program) collects data on inmate deaths occurring in the 50 state departments of corrections while inmates were in the physical custody of prison officials from 2001 to 2017.

Access the dataset here: https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/NACJD/studies/37876.

Mortality in Correctional Institutions (MCI) (formerly, the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP)), is an annual data collection conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The MCI collection began in 2000 under the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-297). It is the only....

Now available: Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2018 – Statistical TablesThis report presents detailed statistical tables ...
04/30/2021

Now available: Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2018 – Statistical Tables

This report presents detailed statistical tables on mortality in local jails. It provides information on causes of death; decedent characteristics, such as age, gender, and race or ethnicity; and mortality rates of inmate populations compared to the general U.S. adult population.

Findings are based on the Mortality in Correctional Institutions (MCI) data collection.

Read the full report here: http://bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=7386&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mlj0018st.

Now available: Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2018 – Statistical Tables

This report presents detailed statistical tables on mortality in local jails. It provides information on causes of death; decedent characteristics, such as age, gender, and race or ethnicity; and mortality rates of inmate populations compared to the general U.S. adult population.

Findings are based on the Mortality in Correctional Institutions (MCI) data collection.

Read the full report here: http://bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=7386&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mlj0018st.

Now available: Mortality in State and Federal Prisons, 2001-2018 – Statistical TablesThis report presents detailed stati...
04/29/2021

Now available: Mortality in State and Federal Prisons, 2001-2018 – Statistical Tables

This report presents detailed statistical tables on mortality in state and federal prisons. It provides information on causes of death; decedent characteristics, such as age, gender, and race or ethnicity; and mortality rates of inmate populations compared to the general U.S. adult population.

Findings are based on the Mortality in Correctional Institutions (MCI) data collection.

Read the full report here: http://bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=7387&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=msfp0118st.

Now available: Mortality in State and Federal Prisons, 2001-2018 – Statistical Tables

This report presents detailed statistical tables on mortality in state and federal prisons. It provides information on causes of death; decedent characteristics, such as age, gender, and race or ethnicity; and mortality rates of inmate populations compared to the general U.S. adult population.

Findings are based on the Mortality in Correctional Institutions (MCI) data collection.

Read the full report here: http://bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=7387&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=msfp0118st.

Just announced: FY 2021 National Census of Victim Service ProvidersBJS seeks applications for funding for the fiscal yea...
04/28/2021

Just announced: FY 2021 National Census of Victim Service Providers

BJS seeks applications for funding for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 National Census of Victim Service Providers. This program furthers efforts to expand the statistical infrastructure around victim services, including the availability and use of services to support victims of crime or abuse.

In FY 2021, applications will be submitted in a new two-step process, each with its own deadline:

Step 1: Submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov. These forms are due on June 14, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. ET.

Step 2: Submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.usdoj.gov. The full application is due on June 28, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn more here: http://bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ncvsp21_sol.pdf.

Just announced: FY 2021 National Census of Victim Service Providers

BJS seeks applications for funding for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 National Census of Victim Service Providers. This program furthers efforts to expand the statistical infrastructure around victim services, including the availability and use of services to support victims of crime or abuse.

In FY 2021, applications will be submitted in a new two-step process, each with its own deadline:

Step 1: Submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov. These forms are due on June 14, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. ET.

Step 2: Submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.usdoj.gov. The full application is due on June 28, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn more here: http://bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ncvsp21_sol.pdf.

Just announced: FY 2021 Local Jail Reporting Program (LJRP) Pilot TestBJS seeks applications for funding for the fiscal ...
04/27/2021

Just announced: FY 2021 Local Jail Reporting Program (LJRP) Pilot Test

BJS seeks applications for funding for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Local Jail Reporting Program Pilot Test. This pilot test will collect individual-level administrative record data from 10 large jails. The information collected will include jail admissions and releases, demographic characteristics of inmates, charges and dispositions, and sentences.

In FY 2021, applications will be submitted in a new two-step process, each with its own deadline:

Step 1: Submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov. These forms are due on June 14, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. ET.

Step 2: Submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.usdoj.gov. The full application is due on June 28, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn more here: http://bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ljrppt21_sol.pdf.

Just announced: FY 2021 Local Jail Reporting Program (LJRP) Pilot Test

BJS seeks applications for funding for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Local Jail Reporting Program Pilot Test. This pilot test will collect individual-level administrative record data from 10 large jails. The information collected will include jail admissions and releases, demographic characteristics of inmates, charges and dispositions, and sentences.

In FY 2021, applications will be submitted in a new two-step process, each with its own deadline:

Step 1: Submit an SF-424 and an SF-LLL in Grants.gov. These forms are due on June 14, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. ET.

Step 2: Submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants.usdoj.gov. The full application is due on June 28, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn more here: http://bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ljrppt21_sol.pdf.

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04/27/2021

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Every April, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) leads communities across the nation in their observance of National C...
04/22/2021

Every April, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) leads communities across the nation in their observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). The annual observation raises awareness of victims’ rights and services, celebrates progress made in the field, and honors victims and the professionals who serve them.

Access BJS reports on criminal victimization, stalking victimizations, financial fraud, identity theft, and more. https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbtp&tid=9&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ncvrw2021 #NCVRW2021

Every April, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) leads communities across the nation in their observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). The annual observation raises awareness of victims’ rights and services, celebrates progress made in the field, and honors victims and the professionals who serve them.

Access BJS reports on criminal victimization, stalking victimizations, financial fraud, identity theft, and more. https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbtp&tid=9&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ncvrw2021 #NCVRW2021

BJS is 1 of 6 bureaus in the Office of Justice Programs within The United States Department of Justice whose principal f...
04/22/2021
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BJS is 1 of 6 bureaus in the Office of Justice Programs within The United States Department of Justice whose principal function is the compilation and analysis of data and the dissemination of information for statistical purposes.

Learn more about BJS here: https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=abu&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=aboutus.

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04/21/2021
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BJS third-party report now available: Small Area Estimation for the National Crime Victimization Survey: A Guide for Data Processing and Estimation Procedures

This report was produced by RTI International for BJS under award number 2017-MU-MU-K048. This report offers programmers and statisticians guidance on how to use small area estimation (SAE) techniques to develop crime estimates with data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the Summary Reporting System (SRS) of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. It also details how to determine the final predictors for deriving the variance-covariance matrix in SAE models and how to use the SAE functions in R to compute final subnational estimates for a set of outcomes. Estimates cover victimization and prevalence rates of common crime types. This is a companion report to “Constructing and Disseminating Small Area Estimates from the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2007–2018.”

The Bureau of Justice Statistics funded this third-party report. It is not a BJS report and does not release official government statistics. The report is released to help inform interested parties of the research or analysis contained within and to encourage discussion. BJS has performed a limited review of the report to ensure the general accuracy of information and adherence to confidentiality and disclosure standards. Any statistics included in this report are not official BJS statistics unless they have been previously published in a BJS report. Any analysis, conclusions, or opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views, opinions, or policies of the Bureau of Justice Statistics or the U.S. Department of Justice.

Read the report here: https://www.ojp.gov/pdffiles1/bjs/grants/300580.pdf.

Dataset now available: National Crime Victimization Survey: Supplemental Fraud Survey, 2017The Bureau of Justice Statist...
04/21/2021
National Crime Victimization Survey: Supplemental Fraud Survey, [United States], 2017

Dataset now available: National Crime Victimization Survey: Supplemental Fraud Survey, 2017

The Bureau of Justice Statistics has released a dataset on personal financial fraud statistics through the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. This survey measures the prevalence of financial fraud victimization among persons 18 or older, characteristics of fraud victims, and patterns of reporting fraud victimization to the police and other agencies.

Access the dataset here: https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/NACJD/studies/37825.

The Supplemental Fraud Survey (SFS) obtained additional information about fraud-related victimizations so that policymakers; academic researchers; practitioners at the federal, state, and local levels; and special interest groups who are concerned with these crimes can make informed decisions concer...

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The Bureau of Justice Statistics was established on December 27, 1979, under the Justice Systems Improvement Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-157). We provide objective and independent criminal justice statistics in support of national, state, tribal, and local justice policies and decision-making.

BJS has three main responsibilities: 1) building and maintaining statistical data collections that span the sequence of events in the criminal justice system; 2) providing statistics that respond to criminal justice programs and policy information needs; and 3) providing state, tribal, and local governments with technical and financial support to expand or enhance criminal justice programs.

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