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Corrections to BJS data are posted on this page. Links to the revised publications are provided with a short description of the correction. All related documents affected by the corrections have been revised.

Title Date of Revision Description
HIV in Prisons, 2001-2010 3/24/2015
  • In table 5, the incorrect denominator was used when calculating the 2208-2010 rate of AIDS-related deaths among black and Hispanic inmates. These rates were revised.
Federal Criminal Case Processing Statistics (FCCPS) data analysis tool 2/23/2015
  • The trends module in the Federal Criminal Case Processing Statistics (FCCP) web query tool was generating two types of errors for queries that involved more than one year of data and federal judicial district. For “Persons arrested and booked (trends),” an error message occurred when the user queries more than one year of data and federal judicial district. Also, the tool displayed incorrect data for queries on “Defendants charged in criminal cases” (AO), “Defendants in criminal cases closed” (AO), and “Offenders sentenced” (USSC that included more than one year of data and federal judicial district.

Indigent Defense Services in the United States, FY 2008–2012

2/17/2015
  • The statute numbers and code references in the Texas section under local administration were incorrect. An official from Harris County, Texas, emailed the correct references, and the document was updated.
Probation and Parole in the United States, 2013 1/29/2015
  • The footnotes in Appendix Tables 1 and 2 mistakenly state that the rates were computed using the estimated U.S. adult population in each jurisdiction on January 1, 2013. The estimates were based on the population for January 1, 2014.

Probation and Parole in the United States, 2012 1/29/2015
  • The footnotes in Appendix Tables 1 and 2 mistakenly state that the rates were computed using the estimated U.S. adult population in each jurisdiction on January 1, 2012. The estimates were based on the population for January 1, 2013.

    Also, on page 6 the report incorrectly states that 54% of probationers were supervised for a felony offense in 2012. The correct percentage is 52%, as shown in Appendix table 3.

Corrections Statistical Analysis Tool (CSAT) - Parole 1/13/2015
  • In the parole data analysis tool released in October 2014, the labels for "Incarceration sentence of more than one year" and "Incarceration sentence of a year or less" were reversed. The labels have been corrected.
Prisoners in 2013 10/22/2014
  • Appendix table 1 has been updated with new capacity estimates for Ohio.

Prisoners in 2012: Trends in Admissions and Releases, 1991-2012 09/18/2014
  • Unlike previous years, the 2011 federal data included felons from the District of Columbia. For consistency, these felons have been excluded from the data and all related items in the pdf, csv files, and CSAT web tool have been updated.

Jail Inmates at Midyear, 2013 - Statistical Tables 09/4/2014
  • 2013 Annual Survey of Jails - Rated capacity error for one jail jurisdiction in the final dataset delivered from the Census Bureau. As a result, all data related to rated capacity for 2013 has been revised. The Census Bureau is investigating the error as a potential technical issue in their data system.
Captial Punishment, 2012 - Statistical Tables 09/4/2014
  • Table 4 on page 17 - The name of two states have been transposed: The row currently labelled Massachusetts should be Delaware, and the subsequent row labelled Delaware should be Massachusetts.
Immigration Offenders in the Federal Justice System, 2010 10/31/2013
  • For 2002 and 2003 data, age was computed incorrectly as age at commitment instead of age at fiscal yearend. After 2004, age was computed correctly as age at fiscal yearend. To ensure consistency for all years, table 13 and associated text in the report were corrected to display all years as age at fiscal yearend.
State Corrections Expenditures, FY 1982-2010 10/31/2013
  • In table 4, Florida's 2001 medical expenditures were not originally calculated in 2010 real dollars. The changes, percentages, and per capita medical expenditures for Florida were recalculated to reflect inflation-adjusted 2010 real dollars.
Crime trends from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports 8/9/2013
  • Data generated by the UCR data online tool from July 23 through August 8, 2013, included the same population for all years except 2009. BJS has updated the tool with the correct population data for all years as of August 9, 2013.
Stalking Victims in the United States - Revised 9/28/2012
  • Since the original January 2009 release of the report Stalking Victimization in the United States (NCJ 224527), which was based on the Supplemental Victimization Survey (SVS), two errors have been identified:
    • The estimates were calculated using an incorrect sample selection procedure.
    • Incorrect populations were used to generate rates in tables 1 and 3.
Justice Expenditure and Employment Extracts, 2009 - Preliminary 9/19/2012
  • The expenditure part of table 8 was based on state expenditures only. It has been revised to use state and local expenditures.
Prisoners in 2010 2/9/2012
  • After releasing Prisoners in 2010, the Georgia Department of Corrections resubmitted its previously verified 2009 and 2010 custody, jurisdiction, and local facility prisoner counts. The text discussing state imprisonment rates incorrectly cited national imprisonment rates. Also, table 5 had incorrect growth-adjusted release rates.
Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities Reported by Youth, 2008-09 2/2/2012
  • Appendix tables 2, 4, and 5 have been corrected because of an error reported by the Juvenile Correctional Center in Lewiston, ID. Due to an error in the administration of the survey, only 4 of 29 interviewed youth received questions on both forced and non-forced sexual contact. Of these 4, only 1 reported victimization. Due to the small number of completed interviews, this rate has been suppressed.
Federal Justice Statistics, 2009 - Statistical Tables 1/26/2012
  • Table 4.4 in the pdf document displayed 2008 data. It has been corrected to show 2009 data.  The .csv spreadsheet file was not affected by this error. 

Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2008-2010 - Statistical Tables 12/22/2011
  • Aged-adjusted rates of violent crime against persons with disabilities by sex, race, and Hispanic origin have been recalculated.
Sexual Victimization in Local Jails Reported by Inmates, 2007 12/22/2011
  • Estimates in the report described the National Inmate Survey's limited reporting of sexual victimization incidents to "the last 6 months, or since admission to the facility, if less than 6 months." After the report was published, it was discovered that the reporting period programmed in the audio computer-assisted self interview (ACASI) computer instrument was based on incidents occurring in "the last 12 months, or since admission, if less than 12 months." The estimated numbers in the report were not impacted by this amendment.
Prisoners in 2009 12/13/2011
  • Table 4, footnote c should read …”and other unconditional releases.”
  • P. 12 Definitions: conditional releases should read “Includes releases to probation, supervised mandatory releases, and other unspecified conditional releases.”
  • p. 13. Definitions: unconditional releases should read “Includes expirations of sentence, commutations, and other unconditional releases.”
  • p. 14 Jurisdiction notes: Add Alabama – Operational capacity represents physical capacity for inmates but is not based on staffing, programs, and services.
  • p. 14 Jurisdiction notes: Add North Carolina – Standard operational capacity is equal to one inmate per cell or 50 square feet per inmate in a dormitory setting.
  • Appendix table 9, foot note a should read …”See Jurisdiction notes.” (not Methodology).
  • Appendix table 23, North Carolina change to data (state respondent updated capacity data in 2011). Rated capacity is “…”; Operational is 40,014; Design is 34,364; Highest capacity is 100 and Lowest capacity is 117.
Jail Inmates at Midyear, 2010 - Statistical Tables 6/28/2011
  • Miami-Dade County, FL, revised its rated capacity from 6,035 to 5,845. Los Angeles County, CA, noted that its 2008 and 2009 rated capacity was its operating capacity. In addition, the number of inmates in 2008 was revised to 785,533 from 785,536. These changes affected data in several tables and have been highlighted in the report. Percentage change in average daily population for 2010 in table 1 was misreported.
Criminal Victimization, 2005 6/23/2011
  • Estimates were calculated using incorrect sampling weights. Corrected weights result in relatively small revisions to estimates of victimization counts and rates. For example, the violent crime rate dropped from 21.2 per 1, 000 person age 12 or older to 21.1 per person. The variance data for the revised estimates show that all conclusions and findings presented in the bulletin remain unchanged. See the bulletin for additional details.
Local Police Departments, 2007 6/23/2011
  • On page 33, the partial form weight of 20.04 should read 2.21.
Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2010 1/12/2011
  • Executive Summary - Key Findings: In 2008, among students ages 12 -18, there were about 1.2 million victims of nonfatal crimes at school, including 619,000 thefts and 629,800 violent crimes (simple assault and serious violent crime).
Mortality In Local Jails, 2007 12/7/2010
  • This report, originally released on 10/7/10, has been revised to exclude duplicate death records identified in the data and to include updates reported to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) after release. Thirteen death records were determined to be duplicates, reducing the total number of deaths in local jails during 2000 through 2007 to 8,097 from 8,110. In addition, 2 jails updated cause of death information on a total of 12 deaths. An errata sheet explaining the purpose of these revisions is also available for review.
Public Defender Offices, 2007 - Statistical Tables 6/17/2010
  • The Bureau of Justice Statistics is re-issuing the report, Public Defender Offices, 2007 - Statistical Tables, originally published on November 19, 2009, to correct errors recently identified in the data. The revised report corrects caseload data for one office, excludes caseload data that was determined to be unreliable (out-of-range) for another office, and excludes all data for seven additional offices that were found to be ineligible (out-of-scope). These changes affected data in the text and tables. An errata sheet explaining the purpose of these revisions is also available for review.
Prisoners in 2008 4/1/2010
  • Selected characteristics of the prison population under state and federal jurisdiction. Tables 1 and 2.
  • Table 1. Estimated prisoners by race.
  • Table 2. Imprisonment rate per 100,000 persons in the U.S. resident population, by race, Hispanic
    origin, and gender, 2008.
HIV in Prisons, 2007-08 3/28/2010
  • Missouri found an error in their original submission for 2008.  New data were submitted and pages 1-3, including tables 1-4, were revised.
  • The total number of inmates held in state or federal prison as of December 31, 2008, who were HIV positive or had confirmed AIDS, was revised to 21,987.
Female Victims of Violence 10/23/2009
  • Added footnote on "Fatal intimate partner violence," page 2.
  • Asterisk was added to explain bullet on page 2 - Homicide data are voluntarily reported to the FBI by law enforcement agencies active in the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Offender information (and, therefore, information on the victim-offender relationship) is missing for about 1 in 3 murders reported. This information is missing because either no offender was identified or information on the identified offender was not sent to the FBI. For this report, missing victim-offender relationships were estimated by assuming that the distribution of relationships in murders, for which the relationship was known, was the same as in murders for which the relationship information was missing.
    Table 2. Revised the age at offense for percent of intimate partner violence by victims and defendants.
State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2006 4/10/2009
  • Page 2: Approximately half (52%) of academies employed the fulltime equivalent of 25 instructors or more. These academies employed more than four-fifths of both full-time (86%) and part-time (81%) instructors.
  • Page 10: More than three-fifths of academies operated by county police (89%), state police (75%), sheriffs' offices (71%), or municipal police (66%) had training environments they described as either predominantly stress or more stress than non-stress.
Prison Inmates at Midyear 2008 - Statistical Tables 4/8/2009
  • Table 6. Percent of all sentenced prisoners was revised to 93.1%.


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