BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

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What types of justice employment and expenditure data does the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) collect?

An increasing amount of financial and human resources continues to be devoted to federal, state, and local justice systems. In 2012, the United States spent over $265 billion for police protection, corrections, and all judicial and legal activities, and employed 2.4 million persons to carry out these functions.

Since 1982, BJS has been a primary source for annual public expenditure and employment data pertaining to justice activities in the United States. BJS's Justice Expenditure and Employment Extracts series presents findings from the U.S. Census Bureau's most recent data on government finances and employment, describing the nation's commitment to the justice system.


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