The Latest from Bureau of Justice Statistics

From time to time we blog about new releases by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Among the more recent ones are:

Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2011
Presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals. This annual report examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school.

Prosecutors in State Courts, 2007 – Statistical Tables
This report presents findings on felony caseloads and convictions in the 2,330 chief prosecutors’ offices in the United States that handled felony cases in state courts of general jurisdiction.

Federal Justice Statistics, 2009
Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, U.S. Sentencing Commission, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Capital Punishment, 2010 – Statistical Tables
Presents characteristics of persons under sentence of death on December 31, 2010, and persons executed in 2010. Preliminary data on executions by states during 2011 are included.

Census of Jail Facilities, 2006
Presents findings from the ninth in a series of complete enumerations of local jails since 1970.

Correctional Populations in the United States, 2010
Presents statistics on the number of offenders under the supervision of adult correctional authorities in the United States at yearend 2010.

Prisons in 2010
Presents data on prisoners under the jurisdiction of federal and state correctional authorities on December 31, 2010, collected from the National Prisoner Statistics series.

Prison and Jail Deaths in Custody, 2000-2009, Statistical Tables
Provides data on the number and causes of deaths that occurred in state prison or local jail custody. Data tables show national and state-level counts of persons who have died in prisons or jails from 2000 through 2009, including deaths attributed to homicide, suicide, illness, intoxication, and accidental injury.

Jails in Indian Country, 2010
Presents findings from the 2010 Survey of Jails in Indian Country, an enumeration of all jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) on June 30, 2010.


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