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Publication Bureau of Justice Statistics National Update

October 1, 1991    NCJ 131778

The bulletin opens with a summary of the U.S. Attorney General's Crime Summit on March 5, 1991 which included President Bush's presentation of Federal crime-control strategies, a discussion of cooperative crimefighting efforts, a review of violent crime trends, and consideration of point-of-sale record checks for potential firearm purchasers. Another article provides information on State participation in the Criminal History Record Improvement Program, followed by corrections statistics on State executions in 1990, the average daily jail inmate population, and jail inmate reports on the drug and crime linkage. A report on data from the 1990 National Crime Victimization Survey is followed by a summary of 1988 data from selected State Offender-Based Transaction Systems. Other program and data descriptions cover the Drugs and Crime Data Center and Clearinghouse and the Justice Statistics Clearinghouse. A concluding section on recent developments contains events and announcements.


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