BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

clear image
Home  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Get notifications  |  Help  |  A-Z Topic List
 
 
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
clear image
Home | Federal | Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
On This Page
About this Topic

There are two sources of data on federal arrests referenced in this section:

  • U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) provides information on federal suspects arrested and booked by the USMS and other federal law enforcement agencies.
  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) provides information on federal and state drug suspects arrested by the DEA.

Persons suspected of violating federal law may be arrested by one of the many federal agencies empowered to make arrests or by state or local authorities. Regardless of which agency makes the arrest, federal suspects are typically transferred to the custody of the USMS for booking, processing, and detention.

Data Collections & Surveys

Publications & Products


Federal Justice Statistics, 2017-2018 This report is the 32nd in an annual series based on data from BJS's Federal Justice Statistics Program, which began in 1979.
  Summary (PDF 180K) | Full report (PDF 1.5M) | Data tables (Zip format 24K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2015 - Statistical Tables This report is based on data from BJS's Federal Justice Statistics Program, which began in 1979. It provides national statistics on the federal response to crime for fiscal year 2015.
  Full report (PDF 1.8M) | Data tables (Zip format 56K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2016 - Statistical Tables This report is based on data from BJS's Federal Justice Statistics Program, which began in 1979. It provides national statistics on the federal response to crime for fiscal year 2016.
  Full report (PDF 1.8M) | Data tables (Zip format 56K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Federal Deaths in Custody and During Arrest, 2016-2017 - Statistical Tables This report is the first in a series that examines deaths that occur during federal arrest, detention, and incarceration in the United States.
  Full report (PDF 648K) | Data tables (Zip format 15K)

Federal Law Enforcement Officers, 2016 - Statistical Tables Provides information on the approximately 132,000 full-time federal law enforcement officers employed by 83 federal agencies.
  Full report (PDF 482K) | Data tables (Zip format 13K)
Part of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Series

Federal Justice Statistics, 2015-2016 Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes of the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment.
  Summary (PDF 195K) | Full report (PDF 1.21M) | Data tables (Zip format 21K)
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).
  Full report (PDF 2.6M) | ASCII file (43K) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 65K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

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

Federal Justice Statistics, 2011-12 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).
  Full report (PDF 3.7M) | ASCII file (59k) | Comma-delimited format (CSV) (Zip format 50K)
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.
  Full report (PDF 3.5M) | ASCII file (87K) | Spreadsheets (Zip format 88K)
Part of the Federal Justice Statistics Series

Terms & Definitions

CBP An acronym for Customs and Border Protection, was established May 1, 2003 to combine the inspectional workforces and broad border authorities of the U.S. Customs Service, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), the U.S. Border Patrol, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. CBP is tasked with stopping terrorists, terrorist weapons, illegal drugs, aliens, and materials harmful to agriculture from entering at, or between, ports of entry.
 
Drug trafficking Includes manufacturing, distributing, selling, smuggling, and possession with intent to sell.
 
Related Links