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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.

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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.

 


 

Apply now: BJS supervisory statistician vacancy announced

BJS is seeking a supervisory statistician to serve as chief of the Victimization Statistics Unit. Among eligibility requirements, applicants must have a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university with a specific number of hours in statistics or on other topics (see full Qualifications Statement). Among job duties are—

overseeing the sample design, methods of collection, data quality control, estimation procedures, and analytic plans for major data collections
providing technical assistance and guidance to projects involving complex methodological issues or serving as an expert on broad statistical research or specialized statistical methods
consulting and collaborating with governmental officials, professional associations, and others to advise on the application of statistics to criminal justice issues, policies, and programs.

Apply now. Applications are due by March 26, 2019.


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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