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  NCJ Number: NCJ 178235     Find in a Library
  Title: Justice Expenditure and Employment in the United States, 1995
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Lea S. Gifford ; Sue A. Lindgren
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 11/1999
  Page Count: 11
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: Selected data from the Census Bureau's Annual General Finance and Employment Surveys addresses police protection; judicial and legal services; and corrections expenditure and employment for Federal, State, and local governments in 1995 and national trend data for 1980 to 1995.
  Abstract: Expenditure data are provided for fiscal year 1995; employment and payroll data are for the month of October 1995. The report compares justice expenditures to spending for other governmental services, adjusts the data for inflation, and analyzes trends in justice spending and employment. It presents expenditure data per capita and number of employees per 10,000 population for each State. It also reports the average monthly earnings by State and by governmental level. Survey methodology and definitions used are discussed. The data are comparable to those published in the 1980-95 Justice Expenditure and Employment Extracts. The data show that Federal, State, and local governments spent more than $112 billion in fiscal year 1995 for criminal and civil justice, an increase of 9 percent over 1994. In 1995 the Nation spent $48.6 billion for police protection, and $39.8 billion for corrections, including jails, prisons, probation, and parole. The combined activities of courts, prosecution and legal services, and public defense accounted for $24.5 billion. The Federal Government alone spent more than $22 billion on criminal and civil justice in 1995, an increase of 253 percent since 1985. This included approximately $5.9 billion for grants to State and local governments. Approximately $9 billion was spent on police protection and $4.2 billion on corrections. 9 tables and 3 figures
  Main Term(s): Criminal justice statistics
  Index Term(s): Police personnel ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Police expenditures ; Corrections employment/expenditure data ; Court employment/expenditure data ; Criminal justice employment/expenditure data
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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