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Data Collection: Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP)
Status: Active
Frequency: Ongoing starting 1979
Latest data available: 2014

The FJSP provides annual data on workload, activities, and outcomes associated with federal criminal cases. BJS acquires information on all aspects of processing in the federal justice system, including—

  • the number of persons investigated, prosecuted, convicted, incarcerated, sentenced to probation, released pretrial, and under parole or other supervision
  • initial prosecution decisions, referrals to magistrates, court dispositions, sentencing outcomes, sentence length, and time served.
The program collects data from the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, Pretrial Services Agency, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, U.S. Sentencing Commission, and Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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Data Experts

  • Mark A. Motivans, Ph.D., BJS Statistician
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    Collection Period

    1994-2014

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    Documentation

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    Methodology

    Forthcoming.

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    Publications & Products

    The following publications and products were generated by BJS using data from this collection.

    Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2016-18 Describes activities by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to collect and improve data on crime and justice in Indian country, as required by the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 (TLOA).
      Full report (PDF 377K)
    Part of the Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities Series

    Federal Prosecution of Human-Trafficking Cases, 2015 Presents national data on human-trafficking cases in the federal criminal justice system. Human-trafficking offenses include peonage, slavery, forced labor, or sex trafficking; production of child pornography; and transportation for illegal sex activity.
      Press Release | Summary (PDF 217K) | Full report (PDF 1M) | Data tables (Zip format 17K)
    Part of the Characteristics of Suspected Human-Trafficking Incidents Series

    Federal Prosecution of Human-Trafficking Cases, 2015 - Press release FEDERAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING PROSECUTIONS INCREASED MORE THAN 40 PERCENT FROM 2011 TO 2015
      Press Release
    Part of the Characteristics of Suspected Human-Trafficking Incidents Series

    Federal Prosecution of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Cases, 2004-2013 Examines commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) cases prosecuted in the federal criminal justice system between 2004 and 2013.
      Press Release | Summary (PDF 192K) | PDF (528K) | ASCII file (31K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 13K)
    Part of the Characteristics of Suspected Human-Trafficking Incidents Series

    Federal Justice Statistics, 2013 - Statistical Tables Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
      PDF (3.2M) | ASCII file (87K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 55K)
    Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

    Federal Justice Statistics, 2014 - Statistical Tables Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes of the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
      PDF (3.9M) | ASCII file (87K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 50K)
    Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

    Federal Justice Statistics, 2013-2014 Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes of the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment, using data from U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
      Summary (PDF 250K) | PDF (3.93M) | ASCII file (85K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 57K)
    Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

    Recidivism of Offenders Placed on Federal Community Supervision in 2005: Patterns from 2005 to 2010 Examines the offending patterns of persons on federal community supervision in 2005 by offender characteristics and prior criminal history.
      Press Release | Summary (PDF 263K) | PDF (592K) | ASCII file (43K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 22K)
    Part of the Recidivism of Prisoners Released Series

    Drug Offenders in Federal Prisons: Estimates of Characteristics Based on Linked Data MORE THAN HALF OF DRUG OFFENDERS IN FEDERAL PRISON WERE SERVING SENTENCES FOR POWDER OR CRACK COCAINE
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    Drug Offenders in Federal Prisons: Estimates of Characteristics Based on Linked Data Presents a description of drug offenders in federal prison, including criminal history, demographics, gun involvement in the offense, and sentence imposed.
      Press Release | Summary (PDF 223K) | PDF (499K) | ASCII file (24K) | Comma-delimited format (Zip format 14KB)


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    Related Topics

  • Corrections
  • Federal
  • Corrections | Total correctional population
  • Corrections | State and federal prisoners and prison facilities
  • Corrections | Recidivism
  • Corrections | State and federal prisoners and prison facilities | Prison population counts
  • Corrections | State and federal prisoners and prison facilities | Prison inmate characteristics
  • Corrections | State and federal prisoners and prison facilities | State and federal prison facility characteristics
  • Corrections | Special populations | Federal Bureau of Prisons
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