Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Measuring the Criminal Justice System Impacts of Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization Using State Data
Caring for Those in Custody: Identifying High-Priority Needs to Reduce Mortality in Correctional Facilities (Article)
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Links to surveys and other data collections on inmates, probationers and parolees.
Defines categories of robbery and links to reports providing statistics on robbery and other crimes.
Describes trends in suicide and homicide rates in jails and prisons, using data from the Deaths in Custody Reporting Program.
Data on hate crimes from the National Incident-Based Reporting Program, including offenses committed, motivation, presence and use of weapons, and characteristics of victims and offenders.
Outlines types of drug-related crime, including possession, distribution and manufacture of drugs as well as other offenses stemming from drug use or addiction.
Bureau of Justice Statistics provides data describing state and county public defender programs.
Bureau of Justice Statistics site provides reports on characteristics of victims of crime, including female victims of sexual violence, youth victims of violent crime, persons with disabilities and households with children. Data are drawn from the National Crime Victimization Survey.
Provides links to national data collections and surveys covering federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Includes data on police-public contact, deaths in custody, human trafficking reporting and campus law enforcement agencies.
Examines the provision of public defender services in the 22 states that had an entirely state-funded and state-administered indigent defense program.