BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

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I want information that the Census Bureau has about neighborhoods, blocks, or detailed geography. Why can't I have it?

The Census Bureau has regulations to protect confidentiality of data, which prevents release of any information from small areas that might make it possible to identify individuals who participated in the survey. Even if such information were available, it would not be representative because the survey is designed to represent the nation as a whole rather than local areas.

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