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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 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.

New Releases


Public comments requested on the proposed reinstatement and update of the Identity Theft Supplement (2020/2022) to the National Crime Victimization Survey

BJS encourages comments for 60 days until May 20, 2019, on the reinstatement and update of a previously approved data collection: Identity Theft Supplement (2020/2022) to the National Crime Victimization Survey. 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.

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