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  • Juvenile Arrests 2002 (OJJDP) (October 2004) This report summarizes and analyzes national and state juvenile arrest data presented in the FBI's report Crime in the United States 2002.

  • Cross-National Studies in Crime and Justice (BJS) (September 2004) This report summarizes the results from a study that documents crime and criminal punishment trends from 1981 to 1999 in eight countries: Australia, Canada, England, the Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States.

  • Homicide Trends in United States (BJS) (September 2004) This section of the BJS website that describes homicide patterns and trends in the United States has been updated through 2002.

  • Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2003 (BJS) (September 2004) This report describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2003, and presents trends during the Permanent Brady Period (1999-2003).

  • Press Release: National Criminal History Improvement Program (BJS) (September 2004) The Justice Department awards $31 million in grants to States to enhance criminal justice records.

  • Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 2002 (BJS) (September 2004) This report presents national-level statistics describing characteristics of persons processed and the distribution of case processing outcomes at each major stage of the Federal criminal justice system.

  • Criminal Victimization, 2003 (BJS) (September 2004) This report presents estimates of national levels and rates of personal and property victimization for the year 2003. Violent and property crime remain at lowest rates in 30 years.

  • Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program, 1996-2004 (September 2004) (BJS) This technical report outlines how the formulas are calculated under the LLEBG Program to make funds available to local governments for reducing crime and improving public safety.

  • Justice Expenditure and Employment in the United States, 2001 (BJS) (May 2004) This report provides selected data from the Census Bureau's Annual General Finance and Employment Surveys that includes police protection, judicial and legal services, and corrections expenditure and employment for Federal, State, and local governments in 2001 and national trend data for 1982 to 2001.

  • Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics, 2000: Data for Individual State and Local Agencies with 100 or More Officers. (April 2004) (BJS) This report presents findings from the 2000 LEMAS survey which collected data from State and local agencies that employed 100 or more full-time sworn officers.

  • Crime and the Nation's Households, 2002 (BJS) (February 2004) This report presents findings for the crimes measured by NCVS, including vandalism and intimate partner violence. Data are presented by region, by urban, suburban or rural location and by household size. Overall trends since 1994 are also included.

  • National Institute of Justice Journal 250 (November 2003) (NIJ)
    Intimate partner homicide--the killing of a spouse, ex-spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend--has declined significantly in the past 25 years. The findings presented in the feature articles examine which women are most at risk for being a murder victim and consider policies that may explain the declines or result in further declines. The "At-A-Glance" section contains snapshots of research on cross-cultural issues in domestic violence, child abuse, gentrification of drug markets, drug enforcement task forces, the effects of social changes on homicide rates, community involvement in law enforcement, crime victim compensation, quality-of-life policing, and racial profiling.

  • Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2003 (October 2003) (BJS)
    Between 1992 and 2001, the violent crime victimization rate at school declined from 48 violent victimizations per 1,000 students in 1992 to 28 such victimizations in 2001.

  • Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2001
    (September 2003) (BJS) Twenty-seven States and Puerto Rico have fully automated criminal history files and master name indexes.


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