BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

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Topics that are of critical interest or that frequently cut across the justice system:

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  • Drugs and Crime - presents all BJS materials on drugs and crime and links to Drugs and Crime Facts, a summary of the latest statistics about drug-related crimes, law enforcement, courts, and corrections in the United States from a wide variety of sources.

  • Firearms and Crime Statistics - presents BJS statistics on firearms and crime, including data on the extent of firearms use in crime and resulting injury, background checks for firearms transfers, and firearms offenders.
  • International Justice Statistics - presents BJS materials on international justice statistics, including the World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems. Links to United Nations collections and individual country websites are included.
  • Intimate Partner Violence in the U.S. - examines fatal and nonfatal violence by intimates (current or former spouses, girlfriends, or boyfriends) since the redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) in 1993. Data from 1993 to 2005 are examined in addition to aggregated data from 2001 to 2005.

  • Reentry Trends in the United States - presents a summary of BJS statistics on inmates returning to the community after serving time in state or federal prison.


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