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BJS Promotes the International Year of Statistics—2013

BJS joins thousands of organizations in hundreds of countries in celebrating the International Year of Statistics (Statistics2013). Statistics2013 is an awareness campaign to increase public understanding of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of society.

Two major goals of the campaign are to—

  • cultivate statistics as a profession, especially among young people
  • promote creativity and development in the sciences of probability and statistics. 

BJS outreach activities
BJS is planning several outreach activities to highlight careers in statistics and describe the uses of criminal justice statistics in our lives. We will spotlight BJS programs that promote careers in statistics, publish content on the Statistics2013 website, participate in a Fall Outreach Symposium on November 13-14, 2013, and produce other relevant materials for the media and public.

BJS supports talented young people interested in statistics through the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research summer program. We nurture collaboration between researchers and the federal government through our visiting fellows program. This program enriches the dialogue between academic researchers, practitioners, and the federal statistical community. It helps to provide relevant and high-quality statistics to the public, to the nation’s decision makers, and to stakeholders who rely on our information every day.

BJS also supports statistical research in all aspects of society by making complete data sets available to the public at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data, maintaining data analysis tools on the BJS website, and recently creating an API for the National Crime Victimization Survey. With this API, web developers can automatically feed crime statistics into mobile applications, websites, or other formats to make data more immediately accessible to the American people.

About BJS
Visit About BJS for additional information on our programs and data collections. To learn about statistical careers at BJS, please visit our job opportunities page.

For more information, please contact us at
Explore the Statistics2013 website
You can also explore the Statistics2013 website to see what other organizations are doing to promote a greater understanding of how statistics improve quality of life and advance our global society.

The founding organizations of Statistics2013 are the American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, International Biometric Society, International Statistical Institute (and the Bernoulli Society), and Royal Statistical Society.


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