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Report: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Federal Justice System, 1998-2018

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  • In 1998, 63% of all federal arrests were of U.S. citizens; in 2018, 64% of all federal arrests were of non-U.S. citizens.
     
  • Non-U.S. citizens, who make up 7% of the U.S. population (per the U.S. Census Bureau for 2017), accounted for 15% of all federal arrests and 15% of prosecutions in U.S. district court for non-immigration crimes in 2018.
     
  • The portion of total federal arrests that took place in the five judicial districts along the U.S.-Mexico border almost doubled from 1998 (33%) to 2018 (65%).
     
  • Ninety-five percent of the increase in federal arrests across 20 years was due to immigration offenses.
     
  • In 2018, 90% of suspects arrested for federal immigration crimes were male; 10% were female.
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Apply now: BJS supervisory statistician vacancy announced

BJS is seeking a supervisory statistician to serve as chief of the Corrections Unit. Applicants must have a bachelor's or higher-level degree from an accredited college or university with a specific number of hours in statistics and other related topics. See the Qualifications Statement for a full list of eligibility requirements. Job duties includes—

planning, scheduling, and assigning work to supervised staff and providing technical guidance to contractors or grantees to ensure work is performed according to established procedures, specifications, and requirements
developing and following best practices related to data collection, analysis, and dissemination and performing statistical data-collection activities to satisfy immediate, mid-range, and long-term statistical data collection requirements
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 October 8, 2019.


Public comments requested on a proposed update to the 2020 Police-Public Contact Survey (PPCS)

BJS encourages comments for 30 days until October 16, 2019, on a proposed update to a currently approved data collection: 2020 Police-Public Contact Survey (PPCS). 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 statistician vacancies available

BJS is seeking statisticians to be part of one or more teams carrying out statistical collections in criminal victimization, law enforcement, corrections, courts, recidivism, or special projects. Job duties include—

consulting and collaborating with criminal justice agency representatives
performing various statistical data collection activities, such as analyzing and coordinating data collections and reporting information from statistical programs
ensuring the effective collection of statistical data and the use of appropriate collection systems.

 Apply now. Applications are due by October 2, 2019.


Public comments requested on the proposed extension and update of the Prison Population Reports: Summary of Sentenced Population Movement - National Prisoner Statistics

BJS encourages comments for 60 days until October 18, 2019, on the proposed extension and update of a currently approved data collection: Prison Population Reports: Summary of Sentenced Population Movement - National Prisoner Statistics. 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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