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50 Largest Crime Labs, 2002, 09/04. Reports on the workload, backlog, and estimated resources needed to meet the demand for forensic services in the Nation's 50 largest publicly funded crime labs. NCJ 205988

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Age Patterns of Victims of Serious Violent Crime, 8/97. Presents data from the redesigned NCVS that examines violent crime across the general population, ages 12 or older. NCJ 162031

Age Patterns in Violent Victimization, 1976-2000, 02/02. Examines data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Reports on trends in violent crime by age in the United States. NCJ 190104

Alcohol and Crime, 4/98. Provides an overview of national information on the role of alcohol in violent victimization and its use among those convicted of crimes, including victim perceptions of alcohol use by offenders at the time of the crime. NCJ 168632

American Indians and Crime, 2/99. Reports the rates and characteristics of violent crimes experienced by American Indians and summarizes data on American Indians in the criminal justice system. NCJ 173386

Assessing Measurement Techniques for Identifying Race, Ethnicity, and Gender: Observation-Based Data Collection in Airports and at Immigration Checkpoints., 01/03. Reports on data collected about demographic characteristics of persons observed by Federal law enforcement officers. NCJ 196855

Assessing the Accuracy of State Prisoner Statistics, 2/99. Compares two series of data on characteristics of State prisoners: State prison records and State court records. NCJ 173413

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Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2003: Trends for the Permanent Brady Period, 1999-2003, 9/04. Describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2003, and presents trends during the Permanent Brady Period (1999-2003). NCJ 204428

Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2002, 9/03. Describes background checks for firearm transfers conducted in 2002. NCJ 200116
Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2001, 9/02. NCJ 195235
Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2000, 7/01. NCJ 187985
Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 1999, 6/99. NCJ 180882

Data on this subject for the Brady Interim period prior to the permanent provisions are available in Presale Handgun Checks, the Brady Interim Period, 1994-98.

Bridging Gaps in Police Crime Data, Describes the history of the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system and the data problems that it deals with in reporting crime, arrests, and homicide.
Executive Summary, 7/99. NCJ 177615
Full report, 9/99. NCJ 176365

Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2002: At a Glance, 8/02. Presents findings of major BJS statistical series, descriptions of data collection programs, summarizes programs to help States and localities to develop automated information systems, and describes how to use BJS services including the BJS website. NCJ 194449

Bureau of Justice Statistics 2000: At a Glance, 8/00 NCJ 183014
Bureau of Justice Statistics Fiscal Year 1998: At a Glance, 5/98. NCJ 169285

Bureau of Justice Statistics Publications Catalog 1997, 8/97. Abstracts reports forthcoming in 1997 or published in 1993-97. NCJ 164385

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Campus Law Enforcement Agencies, 1995, 12/96. Presents data collected from nearly 600 campus law enforcement agencies serving 4-year colleges and universities with 2,500 or more students. NCJ 161137

Capital Punishment 2002, 11/03. This annual BJS Bulletin presents characteristics of persons under sentence of death on December 31, 2002, and of persons executed in 2002. The report summarizes the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during the year. NCJ 201848

Capital Punishment 2001, 12/02. NCJ 197020
Capital Punishment 2000, 12/01. NCJ 190598
Capital Punishment 1999, 12/00. NCJ 184795
Capital Punishment 1998, 12/99. NCJ 179012
Capital Punishment 1997, 12/98. NCJ 172881
Capital Punishment 1996, 12/97. NCJ 167031
Capital Punishment 1995
, 12/96. NCJ 162043
Capital Punishment 1994, 02/96. NCJ 158023
Capital Punishment 1993, 12/94. NCJ 150042

Carjacking, 1993-2002, 07/04. Presents data for carjackings that occurred in the United States between 1993 and 2002. NCJ 205123

Carjackings in the United States, 1992-96, 3/99. NCJ 171145
Carjacking, 3/94. NCJ 147002

Census of Jails 1999, 8/01. Presents facility characteristics and characteristics of persons under the jurisdiction of local and Federal jail authorities on June 30, 1999. NCJ 186633

Census of State and Federal Correctional Facilities, 2000, 8/03. Presents information on facilities, inmates, programs, and staff of State and Federal correctional facilities throughout the Nation. NCJ 198272

Census of State and Federal Correctional Facilities, 1995, 8/97. NCJ 166582

Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2000. 10/02. Reports on a recurring census conducted for the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) program that provides the number of employees of State and local law enforcement agencies. NCJ 194066

Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 1996. 6/98 NCJ 164618
Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 1992. 7/93. NCJ 142972

Challenging the Conditions of Prisons and Jails: A Report on Section 1983 Litigation, 12/94. Discusses the extent and outcomes of Federal civil suits by prisoners against correctional authorities. NCJ 151652

Changes in Criminal Victimization 1994-95, 4/97. Presents the 1995 findings from the National Criminal Victimization Survey, an ongoing survey of households that each year interviews about 100,000 persons in 50,000 households. NCJ 162032

Characteristics of Adults on Probation, 1995, 12/97. Provides data from a nationally representative sample of official records of nearly 6,000 adults under probation supervision in 166 State and local probation offices nationwide. NCJ 164267

Characteristics of Drivers Stopped by Police, 1999, 03/02. Provides data on the nature and characteristics of traffic stops, as collected in the 1999 Police-Public Contact Survey. NCJ 191548

Child Rape Victims, 1992, 6/94. Provides information on the ages of female rape victims in the 15 States that compile such data. NCJ 147001

Child Victimizers: Violent Offenders and Their Victims, 3/96. This study presents findings on violence against children from two sources: a 1991 nationally representative sample of State prison inmates serving time for violent crimes against children and law enforcement records of nearly 37,000 child murder victims between 1976 and 1994.
Executive Summary: NCJ 158625
Full report: NCJ 153258

Civil Jury Cases and Verdicts in Large Counties: Civil Justice Survey of State Courts, 1992, 7/95. Discusses the 12,000 tort, contract, and real property rights cases disposed of by juries in the 75 largest counties during a 12-month period ending June 30, 1992. NCJ 154346

Civil Rights Complaints in U.S. District Courts, 2000, 07/02 Presents selected findings about civil rights cases in U.S. district courts that dealt with employment, housing, welfare, voting, or other civil rights issues between 1990 and 2000. NCJ 193979

Civil Rights Complaints in U.S. District Courts, 1990-98, 1/00. NCJ 173427
Tables from this report have been updated through 2000.

Civil Trial Cases and Verdicts in Large Counties, 2001, 04/04. Presents findings on tort, contract, and real property cases disposed by jury or bench trial in 2001 in the Nation's 75 largest counties. NCJ 202803

Civil Trial Cases and Verdicts in Large Counties, 1996, 9/99. NCJ 173426

Community Policing in Local Police Departments, 1997 and 1999, 2/01. Focuses on changes in the prevalence of community oriented policing policies, programs, and activities. NCJ 184794

Comparing Case Processing Statistics, Second edition, 4/98. Identifies the primary differences in case processing statistics reported by the agencies and explains why the reported statistics are not directly comparable. NCJ 169274

Comparing Case Processing Statistics, 8/96. NCJ 161133

Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 2002, 09/04. Describes all aspects of processing in the Federal justice system, including numbers of persons prosecuted, convicted, incarcerated, sentenced to probation, released pretrial, and under parole or other supervision. NCJ 205368

Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 2001, 11/03. NCJ 201627
Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 2000, 08/02. NCJ 194067
Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 1999, 4/01. NCJ 186179
Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 1998, 5/00. NCJ 180258
Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 1997, 10/99. NCJ 176328
Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 1996, 1/99. NCJ 172849
Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 1995, 3/98. NCJ 164259
Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 1994, 3/98. NCJ 163063
Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 1993, 10/96. NCJ 160089

Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 2002 Overview, 11/03. Overview of State legislation governing the privacy, security, maintenance, and dissemination of criminal history records. NCJ 200030

Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 1999 Overview, NCJ 182294
Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 1997 Overview, 5/98. NCJ 168964
Compendium of State Privacy and Security Legislation: 1994 Overview,1/95. NCJ 151262

Conducting Community Surveys: A Practical Guide for Law Enforcement Agencies, 10/99. Summarizes basic points that law enforcement officials should consider in deciding whether to survey the public. NCJ 178246

Contacts between Police and Public: Findings from the 1999 National Survey, 2/01. Presents data on the nature and characteristics of citizen contacts with the police over a 12-month period. Gives statistics on police use of force and traffic stops, and discusses the relevance of the survey findings to the issue of racial profiling. NCJ 184957

Continuing Criminal History Records Improvement Evaluation: Final 1994-98 Report, 2/00. Describes the results of an ongoing evaluation of State activity relating to improvement of criminal records. NCJ 179768

Contract Cases in Large Counties: Civil Justice Survey of State Courts, 1992, 2/96. This Special Report presents 1992 data on disposition of 366,000 contract cases involving 1.3 million litigants in State general jurisdiction courts in the Nation's 75 largest counties. NCJ 156664

Contract Trials and Verdicts in Large Counties, 1996, 4/00. Presents findings on contract cases disposed by jury or bench trials in 1996 in the Nation's 75 largest counties. NCJ 179451

Correctional Populations in the United States, Presents data on the number of persons in the United States who were under some form of correctional supervision.

In electronic formats only:

Correctional Populations in the United States, 1998 - Statistical tables, 09/02. NCJ 192929

In print and electronic formats:

Correctional Populations in the United States, 1997, 11/00. Includes the Survey of State and Federal inmates.
Full report NCJ 177613
Executive Summary NCJ 177614

Correctional Populations in the United States, 1996
, 4/99. Includes the survey of Inmates in local jails.
Full report NCJ 170013
Executive Summary NCJ 171684

Correctional Populations in the United States, 1995, 5/97. Summarizes the 1995 Census of State and Federal Adult Correction Facilities.
Full report NCJ 163916
Executive Summary NCJ 163917

Correctional Populations in the United States, 1994, 7/96. Includes data on military corrections.
Full report NCJ 160091
Executive Summary NCJ 161559

Correctional Populations in the United States, 1993, 10/95. Includes State-by-State data about local jails.
Full report NCJ 156241
Executive Summary NCJ 156675

 

The Costs of Crime to Victims, 2/94. Provides information on both the overall and the average cost of crime to victims. NCJ 145865

Crime and Justice in the United States and in England and Wales, 1981-96, 10/98. Presents data that compares crime in the United States and England with respect to crime rates (as measured both by victimization surveys and police statistics), conviction rates, incarceration rates, and length of sentences. NCJ 169284

Crime and Neighborhoods, 6/94. Compares victimization levels and perceptions of neighborhood crime for the Nation's households using data from a variety of sources. NCJ 147005

Crime and the Nation's Households, 2002, 2/04. Presents the percentages of households touched by rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft, as well as the victims' race, ethnicity, income, region, and place of residence. NCJ 201797

Crime and the Nation's Households, 2000 with Trends 1994-2000, 09/02. NCJ 194107
Crime and the Nation's Households, 1992, 9/93 . NCJ 143288

Crime Data Requests 1994-96: A Review of Requests for Crime Information from the State Law Enforcement Division of South Carolina, 3/98. Presents findings from the review of data requests made to the UCR Department of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to gain an improved understanding of the types of criminal data most commonly requested and to identify standard incident-based tables that could streamline SLED's provision of information. NCJ 170028

Crimes against Persons Age 65 or Older, 1992-97, 1/00. Provides data from the National Crime Victimization Survey and the Uniform Crime Reports to summarize levels and rates of violent and property crimes against persons age 65 or older. NCJ 176352

Criminal Victimization 2003, 9/04. Presents estimates of national levels and rates of personal and property victimization for the year 2003. NCJ 205455

Criminal Victimization 2002, 8/03. NCJ 199994
Criminal Victimization 2001: Changes 2000-2001 with Trends 1993-2001, 9/02. NCJ 194610
Criminal Victimization 2000: Changes 1999-2000 with Trends 1993-2000, 6/01. NCJ 187007
Criminal Victimization 1999: Changes 1998-99 with Trends 1993-99, 8/00. NCJ 182734
Criminal Victimization 1998: Changes 1997-98 with Trends 1993-98, 7/99. NCJ 176353
Criminal Victimization 1997: Changes 1996-97 with Trends 1993-97, 12/98. NCJ 173385
Criminal Victimization 1996: Changes 1995-96 with Trends 1993-96, 11/97. NCJ 165812

Criminal Victimization, 1973-95, 4/97. This report presents trend data for 1973-95 from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), including data collected both before and after a substantial methodological redesign that was implemented in 1992. NCJ 163069

Criminal Victimization 1994: National Crime Victimization Survey, 4/96. Presents the first 1994 findings from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), based on an ongoing survey of households, each year interviewing about 100,000 persons in 50,000 households. NCJ 158022

Criminal Victimization 1993: National Crime Victimization Survey, 5/95. NCJ 151658

Criminal Victimization and Perceptions of Community Safety in 12 Cities, 1998, 5/99. Presents survey data from 12 cities regarding criminal victimization and residents' attitudes toward their neighborhood, their city, and the local policing services. NCJ 173940

Criminal Victimization in the United States, Presents 110 tables with detailed data on major variables measured by the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).

In electronic only formats:
Criminal Victimization in the United States - Statistical tables,

2002, 12/03. NCJ 200561
2001, 1/03. NCJ 197064
2000, 8/02. NCJ 188290
1999, 1/01. NCJ 184938
1998, 5/00. NCJ 181585
1997, 9/00. NCJ 174446
1996, 9/00. NCJ 174445
See the Table index to find the right table in the electronic only collection.

In printed and electronic formats:
Criminal Victimization in the United States 1995, 5/00. NCJ 171129
Criminal Victimization in the United States 1994, 5/97. NCJ 162126
Criminal Victimization in the United States 1993, 5/96. NCJ 151657
Criminal Victimization in the United States 1992, 5/95. NCJ 145125

Cross-National Studies in Crime and Justice, 09/04. 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. NCJ 200988

Cybercrime against Businesses: Pilot Testing Results, 2001 Computer Security Survey, 3/04. Describes the history, development, and implementation of the pilot Computer Security Survey conducted during the last half of 2002. NCJ 200639


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Data Collections for the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, 07/04. Reports on the status of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) efforts to measure the incidence and prevalence of sexual assault within the Nation's correctional facilities. NCJ 206109

Defense Counsel in Criminal Cases, 11/00. Examines issues of legal representation for defendants in Federal district court and large local jurisdictions, and inmates in local jails and Federal and State prison. NCJ 179023

Displaying Violent Crime Trends Using Estimates from the National Crime Victimization Survey, 6/98. Intended for an audience that is not trained in statistics, this report presents violent crime trends from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) graphically to enhance understanding of precision in sampled data and statistical significance. NCJ 167881

Domestic and Sexual Violence Data Collection: A Report to Congress under the Violence Against Women Act , 7/96. Reports how States and the Federal government collect data on the incidence of sexual and domestic violence offenses. NCJ 161405

Drug-Related Crime, 8/94. This Fact Sheet describes the ways drugs and crime can be related and presents statistics on drugs and crime from BJS and non-BJS sources. NCJ 149286

Drug Use, Testing, Treatment in Jails, 5/00. Describes the drug involvement of jail inmates and the level of drug use, testing, and treatment in jails. NCJ 179999

Drugs & Crime Facts (Acrobat file 739K), 10/02. This printable version of the website summarizes data about drug-related crime; drug use by offenders at the time of offense; drug law enforcement; pretrial release of drug defendants; prosecution and sentencing of drug offenders in both Federal and State courts; recidivism of drug law violators; public opinion about drugs; drugs and juveniles; drugs and gangs; and drug use in the general population. This site (http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/dcf/contents.htm) is available in electronic formats only and is updated when new data become available.

Drugs and Crime Facts 1994, 6/95. NCJ 154043 (printed edition)

DWI Offenders under Correctional Supervision, 6/99 Provides data on offenders in jail, in prison, or on probation for driving while intoxicated. NCJ 172212

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Education and Correctional Populations, 01/03. Compares educational attainment of State and Federal prison inmates, jail inmates, and probationers to that of the general population. NCJ 195670

Effects of NIBRS on Crime Statistics, 7/00. Compares data from Federal Bureau of Investigation Summary Uniform Crime Reports and National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) for 1,131 agencies. NCJ 178890

The Effects of the Redesign on Victimization Estimates, 4/97. Compares the effect on victimization rates of old and new methodology used in the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), a major source of national statistics on crimes and victims. NCJ 164381

Elderly Crime Victims, 3/94. Summarizes levels and rates of violent and nonviolent crimes against persons 65 or older using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey. NCJ 147186

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Federal Criminal Appeals, 1999, with Trends 1985-99, 4/01. Describes the increase in the appellate caseload as a result of challenges to the sentence imposed. NCJ 185055

Federal Criminal Case Processing, 2001: With trends 1982-2001, Reconciled Data, 01/03. An annual publication that provides statistics describing defendants processed at different stages of the Federal criminal justice system for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2001. NCJ 197104

Federal Criminal Case Processing, 2000: With trends 1982-2000, Reconciled Data, 11/01. NCJ 189737
Federal Criminal Case Processing, 1999: With trends 1982-99, Reconciled Data, 2/01. NCJ 186180
Federal Criminal Case Processing, 1998: With Trends 1982-98, Reconciled Data, 9/99. NCJ 169277

Federal Criminal Case Processing, 1982-93, with Preliminary Data for 1994, 5/96. The sixth annual report in the BJS series presents data describing Federal criminal case prosecution, adjudication, and sentencing, as well as time served by Federal offenders. NCJ 160088

Federal Criminal Case Processing, 1982-91, with Preliminary
Data for 1992
, 11/93. NCJ 144526

Federal Drug Offenders, 1999 with Trends 1984-99, 8/01. Describes offenders investigated for and charged with Federal drug offenses during 1999 and trends in drug prosecutions from 1984 to 1999. NCJ 187285

Federal Enforcement of Environmental Laws, 1997, 11/99. Provides data on defendants charged in 1997 with criminal or civil violation of Federal law protecting the environment from excessive and unnecessary discharge of hazardous substances and other pollutants or law protecting and conserving the Nation's natural resources and wildlife. NCJ 175686

Federal Firearms-Related Offenses: Federal Offenses and Offenders, 7/95. Notes the association between firearms involvement and an increased severity of sentence as well as a more extensive criminal history for Federal prisoners. NCJ 148950

Federal Firearm Offenders 1992-98: With Preliminary Data for 1999, 6/00. Describes trends associated with the prosecution of firearm offenders in U.S. district courts between 1992 and 1999. NCJ 180795

Federal Habeas Corpus Review: Challenging State Court Criminal Convictions, 9/95. Examines a sample of disposed habeas corpus cases (through which State prisoners make petitions to challenge the validity of their convictions or sentences) in 18 Federal district courts in 9 selected States (Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas). NCJ 155504

Federal Law Enforcement Officers, 2002, 08/03. Provides national data on Federal officers with authority to make arrests and carry firearms as of June 2002, based on a census of Federal agencies. NCJ 199995

Federal Law Enforcement Officers, 2000, 07/01. NCJ 187231
Federal Law Enforcement Officers, 1998, 03/00. NCJ 177607
Federal Law Enforcement Officers, 1996, 12/97. NCJ 164617
Federal Law Enforcement Officers, 1993, 12/94. NCJ 151166

Federal Offenders under Community Supervision, 1987-96 8/98. Describes trends in the composition of offenders under Federal supervision between 1987 and 1996 since the implementation of the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, which took effect on November 1, 1987. NCJ 168636

Federal Pretrial Release and Detention, 1996, 2/99. Describes pretrial release and detention practices in the Federal criminal justice system. NCJ 168635

Federal Tort Trials and Verdicts, 1996-97, 2/99. Presents findings about 1996 and 1997 civil tort cases terminated in the United States district courts by jury and bench trial. NCJ 172855

Federal Tort Trials and Verdicts, 1994-95, 12/97 NCJ 165810

Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 2000, 12/03. Presents a complete description of the processing of felony defendants based on data collected from a representative sample of felony cases filed in the Nation's 75 largest counties during May 2000. NCJ 202021

Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 1998, 11/01. NCJ 187232
Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 1996, 10/99. NCJ 176981
Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 1994, 1/98. NCJ 164616
Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 1992, 7/95. NCJ 148826

Felony Sentences in State Courts, 2000, 06/03. Presents statistics for adults who were convicted of a felony and sentenced in State courts. The data were collected in a nationally representative survey of 344 counties in 2000. NCJ 198821

Felony Sentences in State Courts, 1998, 10/01. NCJ 190103
Felony Sentences in State Courts, 1996, 5/99. NCJ 173939
Felony Sentences in State Courts, 1994, 1/97. NCJ 163391
Felony Sentences in State Courts, 1992, 1/95. NCJ 151167

Felony Sentences in the United States, 1996, 7/99. Presents the latest available figures for both State and Federal sentencing, reporting that in 1996 the Nation's courts convicted a combined total of over one million adults of a felony offense. NCJ 175045

Felony Sentences in the United States, 1994, 7/97. NCJ 165149
Felony Sentences in the United States, 1992, 5/96. NCJ 153257

Female Victims of Violent Crime, 12/96. Summarizes data collected from the National Crime Victimization Survey and the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports on the number of violent incidents involving female victims. NCJ 162602

Firearm Injury and Death from Crime, 1993-97, 10/00. Reports on the incidence of fatal and nonfatal firearm injuries that result from crime. Most of the data presented are from the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Reports and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Vital Statistics and the Firearms Injury Surveillance Study which collects data on injuries treated in hospital emergency departments. NCJ 182993

Firearm Injury from Crime: Firearms, Crime, and Criminal Justice, 4/96. Reports available statistical information on fatal and nonfatal firearm injury that results from crime from a number of sources. NCJ 160093

Firearm Use by Offenders, 11/01. Describes firearm use of State and Federal prison inmates including types of firearms used, characteristics of inmates using firearms, why and where inmates used their firearms, and where they obtained their firearms. NCJ 189369

Firearms and Crimes of Violence, 2/94. This report summarizes selected findings on trends in firearm use in serious violent crime, based on FBI data on homicide, BJS data on victimization and inmate firearm use, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data on firearm ownership by high school students. NCJ 146844

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German and American Prosecutions: An Approach to Statistical Comparison, 2/98. Provides a statistical comparison of German and American prosecutions, focusing mainly on charging, conviction, and sentencing rates for selected crimes. NCJ 166610

Guide to the BJS Website: Third Edition, 12/02. Announces the latest updates and additions published only on the BJS website. NCJ 187735

Guide to the BJS website: Second Edition, 5/00. NCJ 180771
Guide to the BJS website, 6/99. NCJ 172208

Guns and Crime: Handgun Victimization, Firearm Self-Defense, and Firearm Theft, 4/94. Provides estimates of the extent of handgun crime in the United States through 1992, as well as estimates from the National Crime Victimization Survey of thefts of firearms and the extent of firearm use for self-defense. NCJ 147003

Guns Used in Crime: Firearms, Crime, and Criminal Justice, 7/95. Provides information from several sources about the guns used by criminals. NCJ 148201

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Hate Crimes Reported in NIBRS, 1997-99, 9/01. Utilizes data from the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting Program (NIBRS) to describe hate crimes reported to law enforcement in NIBRS-participating jurisdictions, between 1997 and 1999. NCJ 186765

Hepatitis Testing and Treatment in State Prisons, 4/04. Presents facility policies related to hepatitis C testing and treatment and hepatitis B vaccinations, based on the 2000 Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities, which gathered data from 1,584 State institutions. NCJ 199173

Hispanic Victims of Violent Crime, 1993-2000/Víctimas Hispanas de Crímenes Violentos, 1993-2000, 04/02. Examines violent crimes committed against Hispanic victims including rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault. Crime victimizations of Hispanics are compared with those of four non-Hispanic groups: whites, blacks, American Indians, and Asians. NCJ 191208

HIV in Prisons, 2001, 01/04. Provides the number of HIV-positive and active AIDS cases among prisoners held in each State and the Federal prisons system at yearend 2001. NCJ 202293

HIV in Prisons, 2000, 10/02. NCJ 196023
HIV in Prisons and Jails, 1999, 7/01. NCJ 187456
1998 tables on HIV in Prisons are available in spreadsheets in zip format (20K). 4/00
HIV in Prisons, 1997 11/99. NCJ 178284
HIV in Prisons and Jails, 1996, 7/99. NCJ 174437
HIV in Prisons and Jails, 1995, 8/97. NCJ 164260
HIV in Prisons, 1994, 3/96. NCJ 158020
HIV in Prisons and Jails, 1993, 8/95. NCJ 152765

Homicide Trends in the United States: 2000 Update, 01/03. Outlines the primary findings from the section of the BJS website about homicide patterns and trends since 1976 (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/homicide/homtrnd.htm). NCJ 197471

In print and electronic formats:

Homicide Trends in the United States: 1998 Update, 3/00. NCJ 179767

Homicide Trends in the United States, 1/99. NCJ 173956

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Immigration Offenders in the Federal Criminal Justice System, 2000, 08/02. Describes the number of immigration offenders prosecuted in Federal court between 1985 and 2000. NCJ 191745

Implementing the National Incident-Based Reporting System: A Project Status Report, 7/97. Presents the recommendations developed during a project directed jointly by BJS and the FBI to identify significant impediments to participation in NIBRS by large local law enforcement agencies nationwide and promising cost-effective approaches to encourage wide adoption of NIBRS. NCJ 165581

Improving Criminal History Records for Background Checks, 05/03. A preliminary report to the Attorney General on the improved disposition coverage for background checks per directive of July 28, 2001.

Incarcerated Parents and Their Children, 8/00. Presents data from the 1997 Surveys of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities concerning inmates with children under the age of 18, whether or not inmates lived with their children prior to admission, and the children's current care givers. NCJ 182335

Increasing the Utility of the Criminal History Record: Report of the National Task Force,12/95. This report describes deliberations of a multi-agency task force to develop a uniform RAP sheet format and identifies and discusses issues concerning inclusion and presentation of RAP sheet data. NCJ 156922

Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2003, 10/03. Examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school. 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. NCJ 201257

Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2002, 11/02. NCJ 196753
Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2001, 10/01. NCJ 190075
Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2000, 10/00. NCJ 184176
Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 1999, 9/99. NCJ 178906
Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 1998, 10/98. NCJ 172215

Indigent Defense, 2/96. This report of presented selected findings drawn from various BJS surveys contains information related to the indigent defense for criminal defendants. NCJ 158909

Indigent Defense Services in Large Counties, 1999, 11/00. Describes the methods by which criminal indigent defense is delivered in the Nation's 100 most populous counties. NCJ 184932

Injuries from Violent Crime, 1992-98, 6/01. Presents data from the redesigned National Crime Victimization Survey, examining injuries as a result of violent victimizations. NCJ 168633

Intimate Partner Violence, 5/00. Provides information on fatal and nonfatal violence by intimates (current or former spouses, girlfriends, or boyfriends) from 1993 through 1998. NCJ 178247

Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001, 2/03. Reports on trends in intimate partner violence of persons age 12 or older in the United States using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports. This Crime Data Brief updates some of the data in Intimate Partner Violence, a more detailed report on this subject. NCJ 197838

Intimate Partner Violence and Age of Victim, 10/01. Provides estimates of violence by intimates (current or former spouses, girlfriends, and boyfriends) with an emphasis on the victim's age using the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), 1993-99. NCJ 187635

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Jails and Jail Inmates, 1993-94, 4/95. Presents data for each State and the District of Columbia including the number of jail inmates, the incarceration rates, rated capacity, percent of capacity occupied on June 30, the number of jail employees, demographic characteristics of the staff, inmate-to-staff ratios, and changes since 1983 in these measures. NCJ 151651

Jails in Indian Country, 2002, 11/03. Presents findings from the 2002 Survey of Jails in Indian Country, an enumeration of all 70 confinement facilities, detention centers, jails, and other facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs. NCJ 198997

Jails in Indian Country, 2001, 05/02. NCJ 193400
Jails in Indian Country, 2000, 7/01. NCJ 188156
Jails in Indian Country, 1998 and 1999, 7/00. NCJ 173410

Justice Expenditure and Employment Extracts, 1992, 1/97. Provides criminal justice expenditure and employment data on spending and personnel levels for 1992 and national trend data for 1980 to 1992 for Federal, State, and local governments for three sectors: police protection, judicial and legal services, and corrections. NCJ 148821

Justice Expenditure and Employment in the U.S. 2001, 05/04. Provides selected data from the Census Bureau's Annual General Finance and Employment Surveys. Data presented include 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. NCJ 202792

Justice Expenditure and Employment in the U.S. 1999, 02/02. NCJ 191746
Justice Expenditure and Employment in the U.S. 1995, 11/99. NCJ 178235

Justice Expenditure and Employment Extracts series, Presents data from the Census Bureau's Annual Government Finance Survey and Annual Survey of Public Employment. This series includes national and State-by-State estimates of government expenditures and employment for the following justice categories: police protection, all judicial (including prosecution, courts, and public defense), and corrections. Federal data for the same categories are also included, as are data for the very largest local governments (counties with populations of 500,000 or more and cities with populations of 300,000 or more)

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2001, 12/03. NCJ 202792
2000, 12/03. NCJ 194802
1999, 12/01. NCJ 194802
1998, 10/01. NCJ 190641
1997, 11/00. NCJ 185672
1996, 03/00. NCJ 180883
1995, 11/99. NCJ 175706
1994, 08/99. NCJ 175706
1993, 08/99. NCJ 163068

Justice Variable Passthrough Data, 1997, 11/01. Presents the variable passthrough (VPT) data used to calculate the amounts States distribute to their local governments under the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Programs. NCJ 190359

Juvenile Delinquents in the Federal Criminal Justice System, 2/97. 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. NCJ 163066

Juvenile Felony Defendants in Criminal Courts: State Court Processing Statistics, 1990-94 9/98. Presents findings from the 1990, 1992, and 1994 State Court Processing Statistics (SCPS) program, as well as juvenile court data collected by the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ). NCJ 165815

Juvenile Felony Defendants in Criminal Courts: Survey of 40 Counties, 1998 5/03. Discusses the increase in violent juvenile crime experienced during the early and mid-1990s, which prompted States to modify the way their justice systems handle juvenile offenders. NCJ 197961

Juveniles Prosecuted in State Criminal Court, 3/97. Presents findings from the 1994 BJS National Survey of Prosecutors and other BJS statistical series, as well as data collected by the National Center for Juvenile Justice on juveniles proceeded against in State criminal courts. NCJ 164265

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Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics, 2000: Data for Individual State and Local Agencies with 100 or More Officers, 04/04. Compiled from the 2000 LEMAS survey, this report presents agency-specific data collected from more than 755 local agencies and 49 State agencies that employed 100 or more sworn officers. NCJ 203350

Lifetime Likelihood of Going to State or Federal Prison, 3/97. Describes characteristics of persons admitted to prison for the first time, compares lifetime and one-day prevalence rates, considers changes in admission rates since 1991, and discusses the estimation techniques. NCJ 160092

Linking Uniform Crime Reporting Data to Other Datasets, 5/01. Outlines the contents and uses of the new Law Enforcement Agency Identifiers Crosswalk file. NCJ 185233

Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program, 1996-2004, 09/04. Outlines how the formulas are calculated under the LLEBG Program to make funds available to local governments for reducing crime and improving public safety. NCJ 203096

Local Police Departments 2000, 01/03. Based on the 2000 LEMAS survey, this report presents data collected from a representative sample of the more than 13,000 general-purpose local police departments nationwide. NCJ 196002

Local Police Departments, 1999, 5/01. NCJ 186478
Local Police Departments, 1997
Full report: NCJ 173429, 2/00.
Executive Summary: NCJ 178934, 10/99.
Local Police Departments 1993, 4/96.
Executive Summary: NCJ 160802
Full report: NCJ 148822

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Medical Malpractice Trials and Verdicts in Large Counties, 2001, 04/04. Presents findings on medical malpractice cases disposed of by jury and bench trial in general jurisdiction courts in the Nation's 75 largest counties during 2001. NCJ 203098

Medical Problems of Inmates, 1997, 1/01 Presents survey data on offenders who were in prison who reported a medical problem since admission or a physical impairment or mental condition. NCJ 181644

Mental Health and Treatment of Inmates and Probationers, 7/99. Presents survey data on offenders who were in prison or jail or on probation and who reported prior treatment for a mental or emotional problem. NCJ 174463

Mental Health Treatment in State Prisons, 2000, 7/01. Reports on facility policies related to screening of inmates at intake, conducting psychiatric or psychological evaluations, and providing treatment (including 24-hour mental health care, therapy/counseling, and use of psychotropic medications) in State prisons. NCJ 188215

Money Laundering Offenders, 1994-2001, 7/03. Describes the criminal case processing of money laundering defendants in the Federal criminal justice system. NCJ 199574

Murder in Families, 7/94. This BJS Special Report is a survey of murder cases disposed in 1988 in the courts of large urban counties. NCJ 143498

Murder in Large Urban Counties, 1988, 5/93. Represents almost 10,000 prosecuted murder defendants and more than 8,000 murder victims in the Nation's 75 most populous counties in 1988--about half of the Nation's murder arrestees for that year and just under half of the murder victims. NCJ 140614

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National Conference on Criminal History Records--Brady and Beyond: Proceedings of a BJS/SEARCH Group Conference, 1/95. Includes presentations made by the speakers at the National Conference on Criminal History Records in Washington, D.C., in February 1994. NCJ 151263

National Conference on Juvenile Justice Records: Appropriate Criminal and Noncriminal Justice Uses -- Proceedings of a BJS/SEARCH Conference, 5/97. Contains the presentations of speakers at the May 1996 conference on collection and use of juvenile records sponsored by BJS and SEARCH. NCJ 164269

National Conference on Sex Offender Registries, 5/98. Contains presentations and materials on issues related to criminal record data quality, identification, domestic violence, and sex offenders by Federal, State, and local governmental representatives, administrators, and researchers. NCJ 168965

National Corrections Reporting Program, 06/03. Collects data annually on prison admissions and releases and on parole entries and discharges in participating jurisdictions. Demographic information, conviction offenses, sentence length, minimum time to be served, credited jail time, type of admission, type of release, and time served are collected from individual prisoner records. Electronic only (spreadsheets in zip archives). Annual releases, 1993 through 2000.

National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact: Resource Materials, 1/98. Presents a section-by-section analysis of procedures for interstate exchange of criminal history records for noncriminal justice purposes such as background checks on persons seeking positions of responsibility involving national security, employment with children or the elderly. NCJ 171671

National Crime Victimization Survey, 1995: Preliminary Findings, 9/96. Reports in a press release on the 1995 preliminary National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) findings that nonfatal crimes of violence and theft in the Nation declined by almost 7 percent in 1995, almost 3 million fewer offenses than in 1994. NCJ 162603

National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Redesign: Press Release, 10/30/94. Provides basic findings on the first data for 1993 from the NCVS, comparing levels and rates of crime in 1993 versus 1992. NCJ 151169

National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Redesign: Fact Sheet, 10/94. Summarizes the redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey. NCJ 151170

National Crime Victimization Survey Redesign: Technical Background, 10/94. Explains changes in the questionnaire and survey procedures and shows the impact on findings of the redesign. NCJ 151172

National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Redesign: Questions & Answers, 10/94. Provides answers to frequently asked questions about the redesign. NCJ 151171

National Data Collection on Police Use of Force, 4/96. Summarizes prior research on police use of force and lists the difficulties inherent in collecting use-of-force data, including definitional problems, reluctance of police agencies to provide reliable data, concerns about the misapplication of reported data, and the degree of detail needed on individual incidents. NCJ 160113

National Sex Offender Registry Assistance Program (NSOR-AP), Fiscal Year 1988 Program Announcement, 3/98. Announces a grant program for the States in support of the President's goal of establishing an effective national registry of convicted sex offenders. NCJ 169273

The Nation's Two Crime Measures. Describes the purposes and advantages of the Uniform Crime Reports of the FBI and the National Crime Victimization Survey of the Bureau of Justice Statistics. NCJ 122705

Noncitizens in the Federal Criminal Justice System, 1984-94, 8/96. Describes noncitizens processed in the Federal justice system, including the number prosecuted and incarcerated from 1984 to 1994, the offenses for which they were prosecuted, and the sanctions imposed. NCJ 160934

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Offenders Returning to Federal Prison, 1986-97, 9/00. Describes offenders returning to Federal prison within 3 years of release and their time served upon return. NCJ 182991

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Perceptions of Neighborhood Crime, 1995, 4/98. Presents data from the American Housing Survey (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) and the BJS National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) about how residents perceive crime in their neighborhoods and their relative likelihood of victimization. NCJ 165811

Performance Measures for the Criminal Justice System, 10/93. This compendium of Discussion Papers represents the work of the BJS-Princeton University Study Group on Criminal Justice Performance Measures. NCJ 143505

Police Departments in Large Cities, 1990-2000, 05/02. Describes trends from 1990 to 2000 among local police departments serving U.S. cities with 250,000 or more residents. NCJ 175703

Police Use of Force, 11/97. Reports the results of the Police-Public Contact Survey and describes a project to acquire use of force data from law enforcement agencies. NCJ 165040

Policing and Homicide, 1976-98: Justifiable Homicide of Felons by Police and Murder of Police by Felons, 03/01. Presents annual trends from 1976 to 1998 in two types of homicide: justifiable homicides of felons by police, and murders of police officers by felons. NCJ 180987

Presale Handgun Checks, the Brady Interim Period, 1994-98, 6/99. Provides a national estimate of the number of presale background checks conducted in connection with proposed firearm purchases, the number and percent of rejections, and the basis for the rejections. NCJ 175034 (Data on this subject after the Brady interim period are in Background Checks of Firearm Transfers, 1999)

Presale Handgun Checks, 1997, 6/98. NCJ 171130
Presale Handgun Checks, 1996, 9/97. NCJ 165704
Presale Firearm Checks, 2/97. NCJ 162787

Pretrial Release of Felony Defendants, 1992: National Pretrial Reporting Program, 11/94. Presents data on the pretrial release phase of the criminal justice process using data collected from a representative sample of felony cases filed in the 75 largest U.S. counties in May 1992. NCJ 148818

Prevalence of Imprisonment in the U.S. Population, 1974-2001, 08/03. Presents estimates of the number of living persons in the United States, 1974 to 2001, who have ever been to State or Federal prison. NCJ 197976

Prior Abuse Reported by Inmates and Probationers, 4/99. Describes prior physical and sexual abuse reported by persons in prison, in jail, or on probation. NCJ 172879

Prison and Jail Inmates, 1995, 8/96. Reports that at the end of 1995, there were almost 1.6 million men and women in the Nation's jails and prisons. NCJ 161132

Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2003, 5/04. Presents data on prison and jail inmates, collected from National Prisoner Statistics counts and the Annual Survey of Jails in 2003. NCJ 203947

Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2002, 4/03. NCJ 198877
Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2001, 4/02. NCJ 191702
Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2000, 3/01. NCJ 185989
Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 1999, 4/00. NCJ 181643
Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 1998, 3/99. NCJ 173414
Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 1997, 1/98. NCJ 167247
Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 1996, 1/97. NCJ 162843
Prisoners at Midyear 1995: Press release, 12/95. NCJ 158021

Prison Sentences and Time Served for Violence, 4/95. Presents the time served by violent offenders released from State prisons in 1992; estimates the hypothetical impact on time served of changing the percentage of sentence served; and discusses how the States differ in percentage of sentence served. NCJ 153858

Prisoner Petitions Filed in U.S. District Courts, 2000, with Trends 1980-2000, 12/01. Presents the number of prisoner petitions filed by Federal and State inmates in U.S. district courts during 2000. NCJ 189430

Prisoner Petitions in the Federal Courts, 1980-96, 10/97. Describes the increase in petitions filed in Federal courts (both U.S. district and U.S. appellate) by Federal and State inmates from 1980 to 1995, as well as the high dismissal rate and the low success rate. NCJ 164615

Prisoners at Midyear 1995, 12/95. This press release reports that the number of persons in State and Federal prisons grew almost 90,000 during the 12 months before June 30, 1995, when the total inmate population reached 1,104,074. NCJ 158021

Prisoners at Midyear 1994, 10/94. NCJ 151168
Prisoners in 2002, 7/03. Reports the number of persons in State and Federal prisons at yearend, compares the increase in the prison population during 2002 with that of the previous year, and gives the prison growth rates since 1995. NCJ 200248
Prisoners in 2001, 7/02. NCJ 195189
Prisoners in 2000, 8/01. NCJ 188207
Prisoners in 1999, 8/00. NCJ 183476
Prisoners in 1998, 8/99. NCJ 175687
Prisoners in 1997, 8/98. NCJ 170014
Prisoners in 1996, 6/97. NCJ 164619
For 1995 see Prison and Jail Inmates, 1995, 8/96. NCJ 161132
Prisoners in 1994, 8/95. NCJ 151654

 

Privacy and Juvenile Justice Records: A Mid-Decade Status, 5/97. A comprehensive and broad overview of the status of juvenile justice records and information systems as of 1995, as well as an analysis of related information and privacy issues. NCJ 161255

Probation and Parole in the United States, 2003, 7/04. Reports the number of persons on probation and parole, by State, at yearend 2003 and compares the totals with yearend 1995 and 2000. NCJ 205336

Probation and Parole in the United States, 2002, 8/03 NCJ 201135
Probation and Parole in the United States, 2001 , 8/02. NCJ 195663
Probation and Parole in the United States, 2000 -- Press release
, 8/01. NCJ 188208
Probation and Parole in 1999 -- Press release, 7/00. NCJ 183508
Full report: Probation and Parole in the United States, 1998, 8/99. NCJ 178234
Probation and Parole Populations, 1997, 8/98. NCJ 172216
Probation and Parole Populations, 1996, 8/97. NCJ 166364
Probation and Parole Populations, 1995, 6/96. NCJ 161722
Probation and Parole Populations, 1994, 9/95. NCJ 156432

Probation and Parole Violators in State Prison, 1991, 8/95. Focuses on prisoners whose probation or parole was revoked using data from the 1991 Survey of State Prison Inmates, and provides details on offenses, types of violations, time served on probation/parole, time expected to serve, guns, alcohol and drug use, and personal characteristics. NCJ 149076

Profile of Inmates in the U.S. and in England and Wales, 1991, 10/94. Compares findings from the 1991 prison inmate survey in England and Wales with data from the BJS surveys of inmates in local jails and in State prisons and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons survey of Federal prisoners. NCJ 145863

Profile of Jail Inmates, 2002, 7/04. Describes the characteristics of jail inmates in 2002, including offenses, conviction status, criminal histories, sentences, time served, drug and alcohol use and treatment, and family background. Characteristics of jail inmates include gender, race, and Hispanic origin. NCJ 201932

Profile of Jail Inmates, 1996, 4/98. NCJ 164620

Profile of State Prisoners under Age 18, 1985-97, 2/00. 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. NCJ 176989

Profile of Nonviolent Offenders Exiting State Prisons, 05/02. Provides a description of the general characteristics of prison populations serving time for nonviolent crimes as they exit State prisons. NCJ 207081

Prosecutors in State Courts, 2001, 05/02. Presents findings from the 2001 National Survey of Prosecutors, which was a census of all 2,341 prosecutors’ offices that tried felony cases in State courts of general jurisdiction. NCJ 193441

Prosecutors in State Courts, 1996, 7/98. NCJ 170092
Prosecutors in State Courts, 1994, 10/96. NCJ 151656
Prosecutors in State Courts, 1992, 12/93. NCJ 145319

Public Attitudes Toward Uses of Criminal History Information, 7/01. Presents the results of the first national survey of public attitudes towards use of criminal history information for a variety of purposes. NCJ 187663

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Rape and Sexual Assault: Reporting to Police and Medical Attention, 1992-2000, 8/02. Presents information on the consequences of rape and sexual assault for female victims. The study provides the percentages of completed rape, attempted rape, and sexual assault of females that were reported to the police in 1992-2000. NCJ 194530

Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 1994, 6/02. Reports on the rearrest, reconviction, and reincarceration of former inmates who were tracked for 3 years after their release from prisons in 15 States in 1994. NCJ 193427

Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 1983, 4/89. NCJ 116261

Recidivism of Sex Offenders Released from Prison in 1994, 11/03. Presents, for the first time, data on the rearrest, reconviction, and reimprisonment of 9,691 male sex offenders, including 4,295 child molesters, who were tracked for 3 years after their release from prisons in 15 States in 1994. NCJ 198281

Reconciling Federal Criminal Case Processing: A Federal Justice Statistics Program Methodology Report, 9/99. Summarizes the technical work underlying the conclusions of the Interagency Working Group on Federal Criminal Case Processing Statistics. NCJ 171680

Reentry Trends in the United States,(Acrobat file 191K), 10/02. Printable version of the website section (http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/reentry/reentry.htm) that summarizes the latest BJS data concerning inmates returning to the community after serving time in State or Federal prison. This site is updated as new data become available.

Report of the National Task Force on Federal Legislation Imposing Reporting Requirements and Expectations on the Criminal Justice System, 8/00. Describes the findings and recommendations of the Task Force which was sponsored by BJS and SEARCH. The report recommends greater involvement of the courts in the development of data systems and that greater consideration be given to the demands which implementing new legislative strategies impose on the judiciary system. NCJ 183458

Report of the National Task Force on Privacy, Technology and Criminal Justice Information, 8/01. Reports on the findings and recommendations of a BJS/SEARCH supported Task Force on Privacy, Technology and Criminal Justice Information. NCJ 187669

Reporting Crime to the Police, 03/03. Presents National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data from 1992 to 2000 on non-lethal crimes against persons age 12 or older that were reported to police. NCJ 195710

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School Crime, 1991, 9/91. Analyzes the experiences of U.S. students in grades 6-12 regarding crime victimization at school, the availability of illicit substances, gang presence, fear of crime, and school security measures. NCJ 131645

Sentencing in the Federal Courts: Does Race Matter? The Transition to Sentencing Guidelines, 1986-90, 12/93. This discussion paper analyzes the factors that affect sentencing determinations under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
Summary: NCJ 145332
Full report: NCJ 145328

Sex Differences in Violent Victimization, 1994, 9/97. Contains detailed information about specific violent crime types and contextual characteristics of violence against both women and men and their relationship to those who victimize them. NCJ 164508

Sex Offenses and Offenders, 2/97. Reports on more than two dozen statistical datasets maintained by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and on data from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program of the FBI to provide a comprehensive overview of current knowledge about the incidence and prevalence of violent victimization by sexual assault, the response of the criminal justice system to such crimes, and the characteristics of those who commit sexual assault or rape. NCJ 163392

Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement: Victim, Incident, and Offender Characteristics 7/00. Presents findings from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) regarding sexual assault, especially of young children. NCJ 182990

Sexual Victimization of College Women, 12/00. A joint report from BJS and the National Institute of Justice which explores the prevalence and nature of sexual assault occurring at colleges throughout the nation. NCJ 182369

Sheriffs' Offices 2000, 01/03. Based on the 2000 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey, this report presents data collected from a representative sample of the nearly 3,000 sheriffs' departments operating nationwide. NCJ 196534

Sheriffs' Offices 1999, 5/01.NCJ 186479
Sheriffs' Departments 1997
Full report: 2/00. NCJ 173428
Executive Summary: 10/99. NCJ 179011
Sheriffs' Departments 1993, 6/96. NCJ 148823

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 2002, 08/04. Presents a broad spectrum of criminal justice data from more than 100 sources in 6 sections. NCJ 203301

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 2001, 04/03. NCJ 196438
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 2000, 12/01. NCJ 190251
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 1999, 10/00. NCJ 183727
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 1998 , 10/99. NCJ 176356
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 1997, 25th Anniversary Edition, 10/98. NCJ 171147
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 1996, 11/97. NCJ 165361
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 1995, 11/96. NCJ 158900
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 1994, 10/95. NCJ 154591

Spouse Murder Defendants in Large Urban Counties, 10/95. Discusses how State prosecutors, judges, and juries handled two types of murder cases (husbands killing wives and wives killing husbands) and gives specific case histories, describing each case and its outcome. NCJ 153256
Fact sheet: NCJ FS000127
Executive summary: NCJ 156831
Full report: NCJ 153256

State-Funded Indigent Defense Services, 1999, 09/01. Presents findings from data collected as part of the 1999 National Survey of Indigent Defense Systems in the 21 States where the State government provides virtually all of the funding for indigent defense services. NCJ 188464

State-Level Statistical Analysis Center and Information Network Program, 6/96. Provides information for applying for Fiscal 1996 grants for partial support to State governments for the establishment and operation of State Statistical Analysis Centers (SAC's) to collect, analyze, and disseminate statistics on crime and justice to Federal, State and local levels of government, and to share state-level information nationally. NCJ 161134

State and Federal Corrections Information Systems, 8/98. Reports on a recently completed inventory of information systems in State and Federal departments of adult corrections. The inventory establishes a basis for improving the capacity to provide comparable data and to facilitate cross-jurisdictional research. NCJ 170016

State Court Organization 1998, 6/00. The fourth guide to the Nation's courts sponsored by BJS and the third prepared by the National Center for State Courts, includes an examination of Federal courts, as well as charts that summarize each State court structure. NCJ 178932

State Court Organization 1993, 2/95. NCJ 148346

State Court Prosecutors in Large Districts, 2001, 12/01. Presents data from the 2001 National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP) on all chief prosecutors that served districts with a population of 500,000 or more and handled felony cases in State courts of general jurisdiction. NCJ 191206

State Court Prosecutors in Small Districts, 2001, 01/03. Presents results from the 2001 National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP), which collected data on all chief prosecutors that handled felony cases in State courts of general jurisdiction. The report covers prosecutor's offices that served a district with less than 250,000 population. NCJ 196020

State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons Presents detailed findings from nationally representative sample survey of felons convicted in State courts, with tables on the number of felony offenders in State courts, the sentences they received, demographic characteristics of convicted felons, the number of felons sentenced to probation, the number of felons convicted by trial and guilty plea, and the amount of time required to process felony conviction cases.

In electronic formats only:

State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 2000 - Statistical tables, 06/03. NCJ 198822
State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 1998 - Statistical tables, 12/01. NCJ 190637

In print and electronic formats:

State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 1996, 2/00. NCJ 175708
State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 1994
, 4/98. NCJ 164614
State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 1992, 5/96. NCJ 152696

State Drug Resources: 1994 National Directory, 10/94. Provides a comprehensive guide to State agencies that address drug abuse concerns. NCJ 147709

State Prison Expenditures, 2001, 06/04. Presents comparative data on the cost of operating the Nation's State prisons. The study is based on institutional corrections elements of the Fiscal 2001 Survey of Government Finances which State budget officers reported to the U.S. Census Bureau. NCJ 202949

State Prison Expenditures, 1996, 8/99. NCJ 172211

State Use of Incident-Based Crime Statistics, 2/99. Describes the States' publication and dissemination of incident-based data, focusing on the presentation of criminal statistics in tabular form. NCJ 173941

Students' Report of School Crime: 1989 and 1995, 4/98. Compares findings from the 1989 and 1995 School Crime Supplements to the BJS National Crime Victimization Survey, discussing student reports of victimization, drug availability, street gang presence, and gun presence at school. NCJ 169607

Substance Abuse and Treatment of Adults on Probation, 1995, 3/98. Presents data from the 1995 Survey of Adults on Probation concerning probationers' use of alcohol and illegal drugs and substance abuse treatment they received. NCJ 166611

Substance Abuse and Treatment of State and Federal Prisoners, 1997, 1/99. Presents data from the 1997 Survey of Inmates in Adult State and Federal Correctional Facilities concerning prisoners' use of alcohol and illegal drugs and the substance abuse treatment they received. NCJ 172871

Summary of Human Subjects Protection Issues Related to Large Sample Surveys, 6/01. Identifies best practices to ensure that large sample surveys, particularly the National Crime Victimization Survey, are ethically sound and compliant. NCJ 187692

Summary of State Sex Offender Registries, 2001, 03/02. Presents information on the location of the State registries, number of offenders in the registries; their level of automation and capability to receive, store, and transmit fingerprints; whether DNA samples are included in registration procedures; and community notification procedures including use of the Internet to post information on registered offenders. NCJ 192265

Summary of State Sex Offender Registries Dissemination and Procedures: Update 1999, 8/99. Describes the procedures for disseminating sex offender registry information to criminal justice agencies, schools and other youth-serving organizations, and the general public. This report updates the "Dissemination of Sex Offender Registry Data" section of the Summary of State Sex Offender Registries: Automation and Operation 1998. NCJ 177620
Summary of State Sex Offender Registries: Automation and Operations, 1998, 8/99. Presents information on the status of sex offender registries in the 50 States and the District of Columbia as they operated in April 1998, prior to the award of any Federal funds distributed under the National Sex Offender Registry Assistance Program (NSOR-AP) administered by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). NCJ 177621

Survey of DNA Crime Laboratories, 2001, 1/02. Reports findings from a survey of publicly operated forensic crime labs that perform Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) testing. NCJ 191191

Survey of DNA Crime Laboratories, 1998, 2/00. NCJ 179104

Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 2001, 09/03. Describes the status of State criminal history records systems as of yearend 2001. NCJ 200343

Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 1999, 10/00. NCJ 184793
Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 1997,
4/99. NCJ 175041
Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 1995,
5/97. NCJ 163918
Survey of Criminal History Information Systems, 1993, with
  Supplementary Information on Presale Firearm Checks, 1994
,
  1/95. NCJ 148951

Survey of State Prison Inmates, 1991, 3/93. Presents data about State prison inmates: their background and families, criminal histories, gang membership, drug and alcohol use, HIV/AIDS infection, gun use and possession, sentence, time served, and participation in prison programs. NCJ 136949

Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, Midyear 2003, 8/04. Provides an overview of the firearm check procedures in each of the States and their interaction with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) operated by the FBI. NCJ 203701

Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, Midyear 2002, 4/03. NCJ 198830
Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, Midyear 2001, 4/02. NCJ 192065
Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, Midyear 2000, 4/01. NCJ 186766
Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, Midyear 1999, 3/00. NCJ 179022
Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, 1997, 12/98. NCJ 173942
Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, 1996, 9/97. NCJ 160705
Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, 5/96. NCJ 160763

Survey of State Records Included in Presale Background Checks: Mental Health Records, Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Records, and Restraining Orders, 2003, 8/04. Examines the quality and accessibility of certain criminal and noncriminal records when States conduct a firearm presale background check. NCJ 206042

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Third-Party Involvement in Violent Crime, 1993-99, 7/02. Presents detailed information about third-party involvement in violent crime, using the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). NCJ 189100

Time Served in Prison by Federal Offenders, 1986-97, 6/99. Describes changes in sentences imposed and time served brought about by the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 by cohorts of offenders entering and exiting Federal prison between 1986 and 1997. NCJ 171682

Tort Cases in Large Counties: Civil Justice Survey of State Courts, 1992, 4/95. Reports findings of a study of a representative sample of tort cases in the 75 largest counties. NCJ 153177

Tort Trials and Verdicts in Large Counties, 1996, 8/00. Provides findings about tort cases disposed by jury and bench trial in general jurisdiction courts in the Nation's 75 largest counties during 1996. NCJ 179769

Traffic Stop Data Collection Policies for State Police, 2001, 12/01. Provides findings from the 2001 State Police Traffic Stop Data Collection Procedures. Discussed are the circumstances under which demographic data are collected for traffic-related contacts and violations. NCJ 191158

Traffic Stop Data Collection Policies for State Police, 1999. 2/00 NCJ 180776

Trends in Juvenile Violence and the 1997 Update, 11/97. This report and its update were produced under a Bureau of Justice Statistics grant to Dr. James A. Fox, School of Criminal Justice Northeastern University. the original report is based on Dr. Fox's briefing of the Attorney General in 1995 and discusses demographic trends and their impact on crime. It concludes that the growth in juvenile population in the next decade will cause a dramatic increase in the level of juvenile violence. NCJ 170379 and 170377

Trends in State Parole, 1990-2000, 10/01. Examines the changing nature of offenders entering and leaving parole and the effects on the trends and composition of the prison population. NCJ 184735

Tribal Law Enforcement, 2000, 01/03. Presents information on the characteristics of tribally operated law enforcement agencies in the United States, including personnel, services, and functions. NCJ 197936

Truth in Sentencing in State Prisons, 1/99. Describes the development and use of truth-in-sentencing (TIS) laws and presents data on the growing number of States that have adopted TIS and the increasing amount of time offenders are serving in State prison. NCJ 170032

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Urban, Suburban, and Rural Victimization, 1993-98, 10/00. Examines the extent of criminal victimization in urban, suburban, and rural areas using 1993 to 1998 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data. NCJ 182031

Use and Management of Criminal History Record Information: A Comprehensive Report, 2001 Update, 12/01. Contains a comprehensive description of all aspects of the Federal and State criminal history record information (CHRI) systems. NCJ 187670

Use and Management of Criminal History Record Information: A Comprehensive Report, 11/93. NCJ 143501

Use of Force By Police: Overview of National and Local Data, 10/99. 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. NCJ 176330

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Veterans in Prison or Jail, 1/00. Presents data from the 1997 Surveys of Inmates in Adult State and Federal Correctional Facilities and the 1996 Survey of Inmates in Local Jails concerning inmates' prior military service. NCJ 178888

Víctimas Hispanas de Crímenes Violentos, 1993-2000/Hispanic Victims of Violent Crime, 1993-2000, 04/02. Examines violent crimes committed against Hispanic victims including rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault. Crime victimizations of Hispanics are compared with those of four non-Hispanic groups: whites, blacks, American Indians, and Asians. NCJ 191208

Violence-Related Injuries Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments, 8/97. Presents findings from a study of violence-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in 1994. NCJ 156921

Violence Against Women: Estimates from the Redesigned National Crime Victimization Survey, 8/95. The first release of the 1992-93 estimates of violence against women after an extended effort to improve the victimization survey's ability to measure violence against women. NCJ 154348

Violence and Theft in the Workplace, 7/94. Profiles victims of workplace crime and discusses the extent to which workplace violence occurs, offender weapon use, victim/offender relationship, and the extent of injury and time lost from work resulting from these crimes. NCJ 148199

Violence between Intimates, 11/94. Examines murders, rapes, robberies, and assaults committed by spouses, ex-spouses, boyfriends, or girlfriends, using data from a variety of sources. NCJ 149259

Violence by Intimates, 3/98. Reports findings about violence between people who have an intimate relationship -- spouses, exspouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, and former boyfriends and girlfriends from statistical data maintained by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. NCJ 167237

Violence in the Workplace, 1993-99, 12/01. Presents data for 1993 through 1999 from the National Crime Victimization Survey estimating the extent of workplace crime in the United States. NCJ 190076

Other publications on this topic:
Workplace Violence, 1992-96, 7/98. NCJ 168634
Violence and Theft in the Workplace, 7/94. NCJ 148199

Violent Crime, 4/94. Summarizes 1973-92 trends in rape, robbery, and assault from the National Crime Victimization Survey; homicide data from Vital Statistics of the United States, National Center for Health Statistics; and 1992 murder data from the FBI Uniform Crime Reports. NCJ 147486

Violent Offenders in State Prison: Sentences and Time Served--State Inmates, 1992-94, 7/95. Reports jurisdiction-level data on sentence length and time served for violent prison inmates who were admitted or released in 1992, 1993, and 1994. NCJ 154632

Violent Victimization and Race, 1993-98, 3/01. Presents incidence estimates and per capita rates of violent victimization of whites, blacks, American Indians and Asians in 1998, and includes victimization trends, 1993-98. NCJ 176354

Violent Victimization of College Students, 12/03. Examines the incidents of college student victimization and compares the findings to persons of similar age in the general population. NCJ 196143

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Weapons Offenses and Offenders--Firearms, Crime, and Criminal Justice: Selected Findings, 11/95. Presents data on how the criminal and juvenile system deal with weapons offenses (violation of statutes or regulations that control deadly weapons) and offenders from arrest through incarceration. NCJ 155284

Weapon Use and Violent Crime, 1993-2001, 9/03. Discusses the nature and prevalence of violent crime by armed offenders, and the consequences to the victims, age 12 or older, from 1993 through 2001. NCJ 194820

What is the sequence of events in the criminal justice system?, 1/98. Both electronic and paper versions of the flowchart of the events in the criminal justice system with explanatory text that updates the original chart prepared by the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice in 1967. NCJ 165361, NCJ 168630, and NCJ 168629

Women in Prison, 3/94. Examines demographic characteristics, current offenses, criminal histories, and the victims of violent female inmates from the 1991 BJS survey of State prison inmates. NCJ 145321

Women Offenders, 12/99. Examines offending by adult women and their handling by the criminal justice system. NCJ 175688

Workplace Violence, 1992-96, 7/98. Presents data for 1992 through 1996 from the National Crime Victimization Survey estimating the extent of workplace crime in the United States. NCJ 168634   Also see Violence in the Workplace, 1993-99

The World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems, 06/03. This factbook, developed under a BJS grant, provides narrative descriptions of the criminal justice systems of countries around the world.

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Young Black Male Victims, 12/94. Presents information about black male crime victims ages 12 to 24 including the extent and characteristics of their victimization, such as weapon use, injury, and offender characteristics, and summarizes data about the reporting of crimes to police by this age group. NCJ 147004

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