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  NCJ Number: NCJ 234183     Find in a Library
  Title: PREA Data Collection Activities, 2011
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Allen J. Beck
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 05/2011
  Page Count: 4
  Annotation: This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents statistical data and analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape as reported in three surveys: the National Survey of Youth in Custody, the National Inmate Survey, and the Survey of Sexual Violence.
  Abstract: Results from the National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC) found that for the period 2008-2009: approximately 12 percent of youth in State juvenile facilities and large non-State facilities reported experiencing one or more incidents of sexual victimization by another youth or facility staff in the past 12 months; about 2.6 percent reported an incident involving another youth, and 10.3 percent reported an incident involving facility staff; and about 4.3 percent reported having sex or other sexual contact with facility staff as a result of some type of force or threat of force. Data for the NSYC were obtained from 9,198 completed interviews with adjudicated youth in 166 State facilities and 29 large locally or privately operated facilities. Results from the National Inmate Survey (NIS) found that for 2008-2009, an estimated 4.4 percent of prison inmates and 3.1 percent of jail inmates reported experiencing one or more incidents of sexual victimization by another inmate or staff member in the past 12 months. Data for the NIS were obtained from surveys of 81,566 inmates in 167 State and Federal prisons, 286 local jails, and 10 special correctional facilities. Results from the Survey of Sexual Violence (SSV) indicate that: in 2008, there were 7,444 allegations of sexual victimization compared to 7,374 in 2007; since 2005, the number of allegations of sexual victimization have increased by 21 percent; in 2008, 13 percent of allegations were substantiated; and about 54 percent of substantiated incidents of sexual victimization involved only inmates, with 18 percent of those incidents reporting injuries. Data for the SSV are collected annually as mandated by the Prison Rape Elimination Act on the incidence of sexual violence in adult and juvenile correctional facilities. Lists of previously released reports and reports due to be published in 2011 are included.
  Main Term(s): Prisoner sexual assault
  Index Term(s): Crime surveys ; National crime surveys ; Victimization surveys ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Victimization in prisons ; Rape statistics ; Correctional facility surveys ; Federal prisoners ; Prison conditions ; Rape causes ; Male rape victims
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

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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