BJS http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm Latest publications, products and solicitations Wed, 24 May 2017 17:26:46 GMT 2017 NCS-X Implementation Assistance Program: Phase VI - Support for Small and Medium Local Law Enforcement Agencies http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> The FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division established and maintains the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). To generate detailed national estimates of crime known to law enforcement (LE) using the NIBRS data, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the FBI are supporting the National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Initiative. To produce statistically sound national estimates of crime, the NCS-X program will support the transition to NIBRS reporting of a carefully selected sample of 400 LE agencies nationwide. Through this solicitation, BJS seeks proposals to enable up to 67 local LE agencies in the NCS-X sample&#8212;those agencies with fewer than 750 sworn officers that are currently not reporting incident- based data to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program&#8212;to report incident-based crime data to the FBI's NIBRS, either through their state UCR Program or directly to the FBI. BJS funding decisions under this solicitation will be made in coordination with and concurrence of the FBI's CJIS Division. <p> The FBI has formally announced its intention to establish NIBRS as the UCR crime data reporting standard for the nation, with a complementary plan to retire the Summary Reporting System (SRS) of the UCR Program. The typical mechanism by which a local agency contributes data to NIBRS is through its "state pipeline," where agencies report their state-specific incident-based crime data to the NIBRS-certified UCR Program in their respective state, and the state agency then sends the data from all of the state's contributing agencies to the FBI. The FBI advocates the use of the state pipeline for crime data reporting, a view that BJS supports. For those instances in which a state is not able to receive incident-based data from local LE agencies, the FBI is willing to receive the incident-based data directly from a local agency until the state pipeline is in place. However, agencies are strongly encouraged to report directly to their state UCR Program whenever possible. The plan to transition local agencies to incident-based reporting (IBR) requires that local LE agencies work closely with the state UCR Program to ensure the incident-based data submitted by the local agencies meet the requirements of the state program. <br /> Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 eastern time on June 30, 2017. Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5926 (Publication) <br /> This annual report, a joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals. <br /> 5/16/2017, NCJ 250650, Lauren Musu-Gillette, Barbara A. Oudekerk, Ke Wang, Anlan Zhang, Jizhi Zhang 2017 NCS-X Implementation Assistance Program: Phase IV - Support for State Programs http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> In connection with its National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) program, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) seeks proposals from selected state Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Programs to expand the state's capacity to report incident-based crime data to the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). BJS has partnered with the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, which established and maintains the NIBRS program, for this project. The FBI has formally announced its intention to establish NIBRS as the law enforcement (LE) crime data reporting standard for the nation, with a complementary plan to retire the Summary Reporting System (SRS) of the UCR Program. This will result in an increase in the number of local LE agencies reporting data to NIBRS. The typical mechanism by which a local agency contributes data to NIBRS is through its "state pipeline," where agencies report their incident-based crime data to the NIBRS-certified UCR Program in their respective state, and then the state agency sends data from all of the state's contributing agencies to the FBI. Transitioning local agencies to NIBRS reporting requires the state pipeline to be enhanced, to ensure state UCR Programs are capable of receiving and processing local incident-based crime data. <p> Funding under this solicitation can be used to support activities at the state level for receiving and processing incident-based data from local LE agencies for submission to NIBRS and activities required by eligible local LE agencies in the applicant state to transition to incident-based reporting (IBR) to the state UCR Program. Funding will be provided for activities at the state level that support (1) state programs transitioning from a SRS to a system capable of receiving state-specific incident-based crime data and reporting those data in the NIBRS format to the FBI; (2) the establishment of a new state UCR Program capable of receiving state-specific incident-based crime data and reporting those data in the NIBRS format to the FBI; or (3) state programs seeking to expand the capabilities of their current NIBRS-certified component to receive and process additional incident-based crime data. States may also apply for funding to support eligible local LE agencies in the state by (1) assessing the readiness of and costs to eligible agencies to report incident-based data to the state program, and/or (2) providing funding to those agencies to transition to IBR. BJS funding decisions under this solicitation will be made in coordination and concurrence with the FBI's CJIS Division. <br /> Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 30, 2017. 2017 NCS-X Implementation Assistance Program: Phase V - Support for Large Local Agencies http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> The FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division established and maintains the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). To generate detailed national estimates of crime known to law enforcement (LE) using the NIBRS data, BJS and the FBI are supporting the National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Initiative. To produce statistically sound national estimates of crime, the NCS-X program will support the transition to NIBRS reporting of a carefully selected sample of 400 LE agencies nationwide. Through this solicitation, BJS seeks proposals to enable the largest local LE agencies in the NCS-X sample--those agencies with 750 or more sworn officers that are currently not reporting incident-based data to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program--to report incident-based crime data to the FBI's NIBRS, either through their state NIBRS-certified UCR Program or directly to the FBI. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) funding decisions under this solicitation will be made in coordination and concurrence with the FBI's CJIS Division. <p> The FBI has formally announced its intention to establish NIBRS as the UCR crime data reporting standard for the nation, with a complementary plan to retire the Summary Reporting System (SRS) of the UCR Program. The typical mechanism by which a local agency contributes data to NIBRS is through its "state pipeline," where agencies report their state-specific incident-based crime data to the NIBRS-certified UCR Program in their respective state, and the state agency then sends the data from all of the state's contributing agencies to the FBI. The FBI advocates the use of the state pipeline for crime data reporting, a view that BJS supports. For those instances in which a state is not able to receive incident-based data from local LE agencies, the FBI is willing to receive the incident-based data directly from a local agency until the state pipeline is in place. The plan to transition local agencies to incident-based reporting (IBR) requires that local LE agencies work closely with the state UCR Program to ensure the incident-based data submitted by the local agencies meet the requirements of the state program. <br /> Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 30, 2017. National Survey of Victim Service Providers (NSVSP) http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=fun (Solicitation) <br /> The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is seeking an applicant to administer the 2018 National Survey of Victim Service Providers (NSVSP). The NSVSP is part of BJS's larger Victim Services Statistical Research Program, an effort to develop a statistical infrastructure around victim services and address major gaps in our knowledge about the availability and use of services to support victims of crime or abuse. As a follow-up to the National Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVSP) (see Survey Instruments), the NSVSP will collect more detailed information on services provided, staffing, and organizational constraints from a representative sample of victim service providers (VSPs). <br /> Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 15, 2017. Police Vehicle Pursuits, 2012-2013 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5906 (Publication) <br /> Presents data on police vehicle pursuits and pursuit-related policies, including the number of police vehicle pursuits conducted by general purpose state and local law enforcement agencies in 2012, and the types of written pursuit-related policies maintained by these agencies as of January 2013. <br /> 5/9/2017, NCJ 250545, Brian A. Reaves Capital Punishment, 2014-2015 - Statistical Brief http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5908 (Publication) <br /> Presents statistics on persons under sentence of death at yearend 2014 and 2015, including summary trends in the population, admissions to and releases from death row, and the number of persons executed. Preliminary findings on executions in 2016 are also included. Data are from BJS's National Prisoner Statistics (NPS-8) series. <br /> 5/4/2017, NCJ 250638, Tracy L. Snell Police Response to Domestic Violence, 2006-2015 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5907 (Publication) <br /> Presents 2006-15 data on nonfatal domestic violence victimizations reported to police, the police response to these victimizations, the prevalence of related arrests or charges, and criminal complaints signed against the offender. <br /> 5/2/2017, NCJ 250231, Brian A. Reaves Police-Public Contact Survey: Assessment and Recommendations for Producing Trend Estimates after 2011 Questionnaire Redesign http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5905 (Publication) <br /> This research and development paper describes changes to the 2011 Police-Public Contact Survey (PPCS) and its impact on estimating trends. <br /> 4/6/2017, NCJ 250485, Marcus Berzofsky, Elizabeth Davis, Matthew DeMichele, Glynis Ewing, Shelley S. Hyland, Lynn Langton Federal Justice Statistics, 2014 - Statistical Tables http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5873 (Publication) <br /> 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). <br /> 3/23/2017, NCJ 250183, Mark A. Motivans Federal Justice Statistics, 2013 - Statistical Tables http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5874 (Publication) <br /> 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). <br /> 3/23/2016, NCJ 249150, Mark A. Motivans Federal Justice Statistics, 2013-2014 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5885 (Publication) <br /> 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). <br /> 3/23/2017, NCJ 249149, Mark A. Motivans Prisoners in 2015 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5869 (Publication) <br /> Presents final counts of prisoners under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities at yearend 2015. <br /> 12/29/2016, NCJ 250229, Elizabeth Anderson, E. Ann Carson Correctional Populations in the United States, 2015 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5870 (Publication) <br /> Presents statistics on persons supervised by adult correctional systems in the United States at yearend 2015, including persons supervised in the community on probation or parole and those incarcerated in state or federal prison or local jail. <br /> 12/29/2016, NCJ 250374, Lauren E. Glaze, Danielle Kaeble Jail Inmates in 2015 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5872 (Publication) <br /> Presents information on the change in the number of jail inmates between 2000 and 2015 by sex, race, Hispanic origin, and conviction status. This report also provides estimates of year-to-year changes from 2000 to 2015 in the average daily population, rated capacity of local jails, and percent of capacity occupied. <br /> 12/29/2016, NCJ 250394, Todd D. Minton, Zhen Zeng Probation and Parole in the United States, 2015 http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5784 (Publication) <br /> Presents data on adult offenders under community supervision while on probation or parole in 2015. <br /> 12/21/2016, NCJ 250230, Thomas P. Bonczar, Danielle Kaeble Arrest-Related Deaths Program Redesign Study, 2015-16: Preliminary Findings http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5864 (Publication) <br /> Provides preliminary results of the Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) redesign of the Arrest-Related Deaths (ARD) collection component of the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program, which was established in response to the Death in Custody Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-297), reauthorized in 2014. <br /> 12/15/2016, NCJ 250112, Duren Banks, Erin Kennedy, Michael G. Planty, Paul Ruddle Mortality in Local Jails, 2000-2014 - Statistical Tables http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5865 (Publication) <br /> Describes national- and state-level data on inmate deaths that occurred in local jails from 2000 to 2014 and includes a preliminary count of inmate deaths in local jails in 2015. <br /> 12/15/2016, NCJ 250169, Margaret E. Noonan Mortality in State Prisons, 2001-2014 - Statistical Tables http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5866 (Publication) <br /> Describes national- and state-level data on inmate deaths that occurred in state prisons from 2001 to 2014 and presents aggregate counts of inmate deaths in federal prisons. <br /> 12/15/2016, NCJ 250150, Margaret E. Noonan Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2014 - Statistical Tables http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5844 (Publication) <br /> Presents estimates of nonfatal violent crime (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities. <br /> 11/29/2016, NCJ 250200, Erika Harrell