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NCJ Number: NCJ 234184     Find in a Library
Title: Federal Justice Statistics, 2009
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
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: 12/2011
Page Count: 22
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This 2009 report provides the most recent available data on sentences imposed and their lengths by type of offense.
Abstract: This bulletin describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the Federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment. Findings indicate that during 2009, the number of suspects arrested for a Federal offense reached a record level of 183,986 suspects, up from 140,200 in 2005; since 1995, the number of suspects arrested by Federal law enforcement has more than doubled; amplified immigration enforcement along the U.S.- Mexico border has had a significant influence on the nature and outcomes of criminal cases handled in the Federal justice system; between 2005 and 2009, immigration arrests increased at an annual average rate of 23 percent; immigration offenses (46 percent) were the most common of all arrest offenses in 2009, followed by drug (17 percent) and supervision (13 percent) violations; and five judicial districts along the U.S.-Mexico border accounted for more than half (56 percent) of all Federal arrests in 2009. This bulletin also examines cases and their legal outcomes by type of legal representation, including private counsel, public defenders and appointed counsel. Data collected from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. 16 tables, 10 figures, 3 maps, and 5 appended tables
Main Term(s): Arrest statistics ; Federal
Index Term(s): Offender statistics ; Criminal justice statistics ; Border control ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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