Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
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Provides information on offenders who commit violent crime, obtained from the victims through the National Crime Victimization Survey. Information includes age, race, gender, relationship to the victim, whether the offender seemed to be drunk or on drugs, and whether the offender was a gang member.
Information on victims, assailants and circumstances, broken down by state and region.
Outlines FBI efforts to combat gang violence, including statistics on accomplishments such as arrests and convictions.
To address the Act's data collection requirements, BJS developed a program involving five separate data collection efforts.
Provides data on tribally operated law enforcement agencies, including size, jurisdictions and practices.
Provides findings from the Supplemental Victimization Survey on stalking, including risk, consequences for victims and stalking behaviors.
Addresses types of weapons used in various types of nonfatal violent crimes. Site also provides links to sources on crime-related firearm injury and death.
Bureau of Justice Statistics provides data describing state and county public defender programs.
Describes the National DNA Index and provides the numbers of offender profiles, arrestees, forensic profiles, participating laboratories and investigations aided in each state.
Links to surveys and other data collections on inmates, probationers and parolees.
Produces reports from 2004 to 2010 covering identity theft trends and consequences.
Describes trends in suicide and homicide rates in jails and prisons, using data from the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program.
Includes trends in the rates of rape and sexual assault, information on consequences for female victims, and a 1985 'profile' of rape based on 10 years of data on rape and attempted rape.