Bureau of Justice Statistics
Collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates statistical information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. BJS provides technical and financial support to state governments in developing capabilities in criminal justice statistics and improving their criminal history records and information systems.
(BJS) Dept of Justice
Bureau of Prisons
Conducts studies on topics such as population projection models; inmate classification; the association of inmate participation in education, training, and industry programs to post-release employment; staff and inmate perceptions of social climate in institutions; the effectiveness of drug and sex offender treatment programs; the impact of religious experience on prison adjustment; the prevalence of mental health conditions among the inmate population; privatization; and inmate and staff misconduct. The National Institute of Corrections within BoP focuses its research on areas of emerging interest and concern to corrections practitioners.
(BOP) Dept of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
The Uniform Crime Reporting program collects data on the incidence of criminal acts as reported by 17,000 local law enforcement agencies nationwide and includes the following statistical programs: the National Incident-Based Reporting System, Federal Crime Reporting, Hate Crime Statistics Collection, and Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted. Data are collected on the following categories that comprise the Crime Index: murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Statistical information on arrests, property loss, and other factors relevant to criminal activity is also produced by the FBI.
(FBI) Dept of Justice