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Statistics

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

Georgia

Black Population Georgia 30.2 %

Black Population in Georgia State Prisons 61.7 %

Black Population on Probation in Georgia 50.2 %
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Illinois

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

  • Criminal Victimization, 2018
    (Publication) This report is the 46th in a series that began in 1973. It provides official estimates of criminal victimizations reported and not reported to police from BJS's National Crime Victimization Survey. 9/10/2019, NCJ 253043, Rachel E. Morgan, Barbara A. Oudekerk
  • Immigration, Citizenship, and the Federal Justice System, 1998-2018
    (Publication) This is the first BJS report that comprehensively describes the citizenship of suspects arrested and prosecuted for federal offenses. 8/22/2019, NCJ 253116, Mark Motivans
  • Tribal Crime Data-Collection Activities, 2019
    (Publication) Describes activities by the Bureau of Justice Statistics to collect and improve data on crime and justice in Indian country, including data-collection programs and activities during 2018 and 2019. 7/31/2019, NCJ 252983, Steven W. Perry
  • Arrest-Related Deaths Program: Pilot Study of Redesigned Survey Methodology
    (Publication) Presents the methodology and findings from a pilot study that used a combination of open-source news searches and a survey of law enforcement agencies and medical examiners' and coroners' offices to identify deaths that occurred in the process of arrest by law enforcement officials. 7/30/2019, NCJ 252675, Duren Banks, Connor Brooks, Lance Couzens, Philip […]
  • Capital Punishment, 2017: Selected Findings
    (Publication) Provides statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics' annual data collection on capital punishment. 7/23/2019, NCJ 253060, Tracy L. Snell
  • Methodology: Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016
    (Publication) Describes the survey methods used to carry out the Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016. 7/18/2019, NCJ 252210, Lauren Glaze
  • PREA Data-Collection Activities, 2019
    (Publication) Describes activities during 2018 and 2019 by the Bureau of Justice Statistics to collect data and report on the incidence and effects of prison rape, as required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003. 6/27/2019, NCJ 252833, Shannan Catalano, Jessica Stroop
  • Recidivism of Sex Offenders Released from State Prison: A 9-Year Follow-Up (2005-14)
    (Publication) This study compares released prisoners whose most serious commitment offense was rape or sexual assault to all other released prisoners, in terms of their characteristics and recidivism patterns. 5/30/2019, NCJ 251773, Mariel Alper, Matthew R. Durose
  • Prisoners in 2017
    (Publication) Presents final counts of prisoners under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities at year-end 2017 and includes findings on admissions, releases, and imprisonment rates. 4/25/2019, NCJ 252156, Jennifer Bronson, E. Ann Carson
  • Jail Inmates in 2017
    (Publication) Presents data on inmates confined in local jails from 2005 to 2017, including population counts and incarceration rates, inmate demographic characteristics and conviction status, admissions, jail capacity, and inmate turnover rates. 4/25/2019, NCJ 251774, Zhen Zeng

RSS The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: News Feed

  • Alarming Suicide Trends in African American Children: An Urgent Issue July 23, 2019
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  • Destigmatizing Mental Health in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities May 22, 2019
    By: Victoria Chau, Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity and Roslyn Holliday-Moore, Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest growing population in the United States, representing numerous cultures, histories, languages and socio-demographic characteristics. While recognizably diverse, Asian and Pacific Islanders are not […]
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  • Bringing Awareness to the Mental Health of Older Adults May 20, 2019
    By: Anita Everett, M.D., DFAPA, Director, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services Our population is aging. Approximately 75 million Americans will be over age 65 by 2030.  Additionally, a 2012 study from the Institute on Medicine found that approximately one in five older adults in the U.S. experience a mental illness, substance use disorder, or […]
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  • Mental Health Awareness Month: Focusing on Suicide Prevention Strategies for our Youth May 7, 2019
    By: Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use This week marks the first full week of Mental Health Awareness Month.  I am pleased to share that we have started this week with SAMHSA’s 14th Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. The focus of this event was on suicide prevention in […]
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  • Shining A Light on Suicide Prevention Strategies May 1, 2019
    By: Anita Everett, M.D., DFAPA, Director, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services
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  • Treating Opioid Use Disorder April 29, 2019
    By: Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use I write this today not to provide a listing of programs that my agency has funded nor an update on how we are doing in addressing the opioid crisis. I write this as a physician seeking the help of my fellow […]
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  • Living with Bipolar Disorder: How Family and Friends Can Help April 26, 2019
    By: Anita Everett, M.D., DFAPA, Director, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services Bipolar Disorder is a condition that includes episodes of disabling depression and periods of uncontrollable energy.  It is common for all of us to have some changes in mood; Bipolar Disorder however is a brain disorder that includes extreme depression and periods of mania. […]
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  • Get “Active and Healthy” for Your Mental Health April 24, 2019
    By: Roslyn Holliday-Moore, Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity and Victoria Chau, Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity
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  • Communities Talk: Starting Conversations about Preventing Underage Drinking April 2, 2019
    By Luis Vasquez, LICSW, Acting Director, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention During Alcohol Awareness Month each April, the nation takes note of the progress in reducing rates of underage drinking and celebrate the efforts of communities across the country who are working together to prevent underage alcohol use.
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  • Breaking the Cycle: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the Criminal Justice System March 15, 2019
    By: Jon Berg, M.Ed., Senior Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
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