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National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 220383     Find in a Library
Title: Federal Justice Statistics, 2005
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Mark Motivans Ph.D.
Corporate Author: The Urban Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2008
Page Count: 8
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report presents Federal criminal case statistics on suspects and defendants processed in the Federal criminal justice system.
Abstract: The report provides data on the number of persons arrested, investigated, convicted, and sentenced for a violation of Federal law. It includes the number of offenders under Federal correctional supervision at the pretrial and postconviction stages. It also describes case outcomes, including percent prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced by type of sanction. Data were collected from Federal law enforcement, courts, and corrections agencies as a part of the Bureau of Justice Statistics Federal Justice Statistics Program. Additional data are available in the Web component Federal Justice Statistics, 2005 - Statistical Tables. Highlights include the following: Material witness, immigration, and weapons were the fastest growing arrest offenses during the period between 1995 and 2005; in 2005, immigration (27 percent) was the most prevalent arrest offense, followed by drug (24 percent) and supervision violations (17 percent); five Federal judicial districts along the U.S.-Mexico border accounted for 40 percent of all suspects arrested and booked by the U.S. Marshals Service in 2005. 11 tables and 2 figures
Main Term(s): Criminal justice statistics
Index Term(s): Probation statistics ; Arrest statistics ; Sentencing/Sanctions ; Prosecution ; Convictions ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Investigations ; Offender supervision ; Federal criminal justice system
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2005-BJ-CX-K004
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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