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Report: Federal Justice Statistics, 2015-2016

 

Federal Justice Statistics, 2015-2016

• A total of 151,460 arrests were made by federal law enforcement agencies in fiscal year 2016.
 
• The five federal judicial districts along the U.S.-Mexico border, California Southern, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas Western, and Texas Southern, accounted for 58% of all federal arrests in 2016.
 
• In FY 2016, 41% of defendants charged in all U.S. district courts were not U.S. citizens: 30% were Mexican citizens, 5% were from Central America, and 6% were citizens of other foreign nations.
 
• In FY 2016, 59% of defendants charged in U.S. district courts were U.S. citizens, 5% were legal aliens, and 36% were illegal aliens.

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Arrow ANNOUNCEMENT ARCHIVE

Public comments requested on a proposed data collection update and two new data collections

BJS encourages comments for 30 days until March 25, 2019, on the proposed reinstatement and update of the 2018 Census of Medical Examiner and Coroner Offices (CMEC). BJS also encourages comments for 60 days until April 22, 2019, on two proposed new data collections, the Survey of Law Enforcement Personnel in Schools (SLEPS) and Methodological Research to Support the National Crime Victimization Survey Redesign Program: National Survey of Crime and Safety—Field Test. Your comments to BJS's requests to the Office of Management and Budget, published in the Federal Register, should address points such as—

whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of data, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.

 


BJS proposes data collection reinstatement and update: 2019 Census of Jails

 

BJS encourages comments for 60 days until April 16, 2019, on the proposed reinstatement and update of a previously approved data collection: 2019 Census of Jails. Your comments to BJS's request to the Office of Management and Budget, published in the Federal Register, should address points such as—

whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of data, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.

 


BJS proposes data collection reinstatement: 2019 Supplemental Victimization Survey (SVS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)

BJS encourages comments for 60 days until April 8, 2019, on the proposed reinstatement of a previously approved data collection: 2019 Supplemental Victimization Survey (SVS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). Your comments to BJS's request to the Office of Management and Budget, published in the Federal Register, should address points such as—

whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of data, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.

 


BJS proposes two new data collections: Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country and Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies

BJS encourages comments for 60 days until April 5, 2019, on two proposed new data collections: Annual Survey of Jails in Indian Country (SJIC) and Census of Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies (CTLEA) . Your comments to BJS’s requests to the Office of Management and Budget, published in the Federal Register, should address points such as—

whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of data, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.

 


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