Latest Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics Stories

2014-09-23 12:29:34

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2009­­-12, more than two-thirds (68 percent) of serious violent crime victims experienced socio-emotional problems as a result of the victimization, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. Serious violent crime includes rape or sexual assault, robbery and aggravated assault. In the BJS National Crime Victimization Survey, socio-emotional problems are defined as the victim's experience of moderate...

2014-09-16 12:25:17

Federal prison population declined for first time since 1980 WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. state and federal prisons held an estimated 1,574,700 inmates on December 31, 2013, an increase of 4,300 prisoners over yearend 2012, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. This was the first increase in the state prison population reported since 2009. While the state prison population increased by about 6,300 during 2013, the...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.