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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

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

    1994-20114

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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.

    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)


    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-delimted format (Zip format 14KB)


    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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    Federal Justice Statistics, 2011 - Statistical Tables Provides annual data on workload, activities, and outcomes associated with federal criminal cases.
      PDF (2.7M) | ASCII file (65K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 67K)
    Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

    Federal Justice Statistics, 2012 - 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 (2.6M) | ASCII file (43K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 65K)
    Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

    Federal Justice Statistics, 2010 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 the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
      PDF (4.3M) | ASCII file (67K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 183K)
    Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

    Federal Justice Statistics, 2010 - Statistical Tables Describes criminal case processing in the federal justice system, including arrest and booking through sentencing and corrections.
      PDF (3.5M) | ASCII file (87K) | Spreadsheets (Zip format 88K)
    Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

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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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