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NCJ Number: 220383 Find in a Library
Title: Federal Justice Statistics, 2005
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Mark Motivans Ph.D.
Corporate Author: The Urban Institute
United States of America
Date Published: September 2008
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
The Urban Institute
Washington, DC 20037
Grant Number: 2005-BJ-CX-K004
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
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): Arrest statistics; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Convictions; Federal criminal justice system; Investigations; Offender supervision; Probation statistics; Prosecution; Sentencing/Sanctions
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