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NCJ Number: 248493 Find in a Library
Title: Federal Justice Statistics, 2011-12
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Mark Motivans Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: January 2015
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5196 
Type: Issue Overview; Statistics
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Bulletin describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment.
Abstract: This bulletin, part of BJS’ Federal Justice Statistics Series, uses 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) to detail the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment. Tables and text describe arrests and investigations by law enforcement agency and growth rates by type of offense and federal judicial district. This report examines trends in drug arrests by the DEA. It also provides the number of offenders returning to federal prison within 3 years of release and includes the most recently available data on sentences imposed and their lengths by type of offense. Highlights include: 1) At yearend 2012, 414,065 persons were under some form of federal correctional control 62% were in confinement and 38% were under supervision in the community. 2) Fifteen percent of federal prisoners released in 2010 were returned to federal prison within 3 years. Over half (54%) were returned for supervision violations. 3) In 2012, five federal judicial districts along the U.S.-Mexico border accounted for 60% of federal arrests, 53% of suspects investigated, and 41% of offenders sentenced to prison. 4) In 2012, 3,171 suspects were arrested for a sex offense. Defendants convicted of a felony sex offense were the most likely (97%) to receive a prison sentence following conviction. And, 5) during 2012, 172,248 suspects were booked by the U.S. Marshals Service, a 2% decline from 179,034 booked in 2010. „„
Main Term(s): Caseloads
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Arrests; BJS Resources; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Note: The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring crime, criminal victimization, criminal offenders, victims of crime, correlates of crime, and the operation of criminal and civil justice systems at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels. BJS collects, analyzes, and disseminates reliable and valid statistics on crime and justice systems in the United States, supports improvements to state and local criminal justice information systems, and participates with national and international organizations to develop and recommend national standards for justice statistics. This report was written by Mark Motivans. Steven W. Perry verified the report. Irene Cooperman, Morgan Young, and Jill Thomas edited the report. Barbara Quinn and Tina Dorsey produced the report.
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