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The impact of crime, along with crime related punishment, disproportionately affects African Americans, Latino, and Low-income Families.


Black Population Georgia 30.2 %

Black Population in Georgia State Prisons 61.7 %

Black Population on Probation in Georgia 50.2 %


Black Population Illinois 14.9 %

Black Population in Illinois State Prisons 56.7 %

Black Population on Probation in Illinois 60.84 %

RSS Bureau of Justice Statistics: Announcements and Publications

  • FY 2019 Graduate Research Fellowship Program for Criminal Justice Statistics
    (Solicitation) The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking applications under its Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) Program, which provides awards to accredited universities for doctoral research that uses BJS's criminal justice data or statistical series and focuses on one of the top Department of Justice (DOJ) priorities: enhancing national security and countering terrorism threats, securing […]
  • FY 2019 State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers
    (Solicitation) This solicitation describes the guidelines and requirements of the fiscal year (FY) 2019 State Justice Statistics (SJS) Program for Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs). The information produced by SACs and their involvement in criminal justice projects is critical to federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies and community organizations as they develop programs and policies […]
  • Law Enforcement Core Statistics (LECS) Program
    (Solicitation) Under 34 U.S.C. § 10132 (c)(3), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is authorized to "collect and analyze data that will serve as a continuous and comparable national social indication of the prevalence, incidence, rates, extent, distribution, and attributes of crime..." To support this goal, BJS has conducted surveys of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) […]
  • Federal Justice Statistics, 2015-2016
    (Publication) Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes of the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment. 1/18/2019, NCJ 251770, Mark Motivans
  • Source and Use of Firearms Involved in Crimes: Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016
    (Publication) Presents statistics that describe firearm possession of state and federal prisoners who were serving a sentence in 2016. 1/9/2019, NCJ 251776, Mariel Alper, Lauren Glaze
  • Victims of Identity Theft, 2016
    (Publication) Presents data on the prevalence and nature of identity theft against persons age 16 or older in 2016, including how victims discovered the crime; financial losses and other consequences. 1/8/2019, NCJ 251147, Erika Harrell
  • Criminal Victimization, 2017
    (Publication) Provides 2017 National Crime Victimization Survey data on violent and property crime victimizations reported and not reported to police and the annual change in criminal victimization from 2016. 12/21/2018, NCJ 252472, Rachel E. Morgan, Jennifer L. Truman
  • Time Served in State Prison, 2016
    (Publication) Presents findings on the time served by prisoners released from state prison in 2016. 11/29/2018, NCJ 252205, Danielle Kaeble
  • Body-Worn Cameras in Law Enforcement Agencies, 2016
    (Publication) Presents data on body-worn camera (BWCs) use and non-use in general-purpose law enforcement agencies for 2016. 11/16/2018, NCJ 251775, Shelley Hyland
  • Criminal Victimization, 2016: Revised
    (Publication) Provides revised official estimates, which replace previously released 2016 estimates that did not permit year-to-year-comparisons. 10/24/2018, NCJ 252121, Grace Kena, Rachel E. Morgan,

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