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NCJ Number: NCJ 236218     Find in a Library
Title: Justice Expenditures and Employment, 1982-2007: Statistical Tables
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Author(s): Tracey Kyckelhahn Ph.D.
Date Published: 12/2011
Page Count: 12
  Annotation: This statistical report presents data on justice expenditures and employment in 5-year increments from 1982 to 2007.
Abstract: This statistical report shows Federal, State, and local government expenditures and employment for corrections, police protection, and judicial and legal services. Findings show that during 2007, the cost of the Nation's police protection, corrections, and judicial and legal services was $228 billion, an increase of 171 percent since 1982, after adjusting for inflation; between 2002 and 2007, public expenditures for criminal and civil justice remained flat; per capita justice expenditures totaled $755 per U.S. resident in 2007, a decline of 5 percent from the inflation adjusted 2002 peak of $791 per resident; in 2007, a total of 2.5 million persons were employed in the nation's justice system, an increase of 93 percent from 1982, when 1.3 million persons were employed; the justice employment rate increased from 5.5 employees per 1,000 U.S. residents in 1982 to 8.1 in 2001; this rate held steady between 2002 and 2007. Tables include data on total justice expenditures and employment by year and percentage change over time. Tables provide expenditure and employee percentage distributions by level of government and justice function. Per capita expenditures and employment rates by type of justice function are also provided, but individual agencies or jurisdiction-level data are not included. Data are from the Census Bureau's Annual Government Finance Survey and Annual Survey of Public Employment, presented under the Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) Justice Expenditure and Employment Extracts (JEE) series. 2 figures, 12 tables, and 1 appended table
Main Term(s): Employment and expenditure data
Index Term(s): Criminal justice statistics ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Criminal justice research ; Criminal justice system analysis ; Federal criminal justice system
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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