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2010-12-09 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 730,000 nonfatal violent crimes and about 1.8 million property crimes were experienced by people age 12 or older with a disability in 2008, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. The violent crimes against people with disabilities included 40,000 rapes or sexual assaults, 116,000 robberies, 115,000 aggravated assaults and nearly 459,000 simple assaults. The rate of nonfatal violent crime against people with...

2010-12-02 15:29:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the FBI recently launched an online data tool www.ucrdatatool.gov to make it easier to research and analyze crime data. According to the FBI, "The [Uniform Crime Data (UCR)] Data Tool lets users perform queries on custom variables like year, agency, and type of offense. Until now, making comparisons of the [UCR] crime data required searching the annual reports and then...

2010-10-13 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The violent crime rate declined from 19.3 to 17.1 victimizations per 1,000 persons during 2009, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, announced today. This decline continued a longer-run decline from 51.2 victimizations per 1,000 persons in 1994 and brought violent crime rates to their lowest levels since 1973, the first year that BJS collected data from crime victims through its...

2010-06-22 17:51:00

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson today welcomed the confirmation of two new directors within the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP). Early today, the U.S. Senate confirmed John H. Laub, Ph.D., as the new director for the Justice Department's National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and James P. Lynch, Ph.D., as the new director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). "I am pleased to welcome these two...

2009-09-30 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Female Victims of Violence (NCJ 228356), which provides the current findings on nonfatal and fatal violent crimes committed against females. Data are from the Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting Program's (UCR) Supplemental Homicide Reports (SHR). The report...

2009-07-10 13:14:46

 The Bureau of Justice Statistics' programs to collect data on crime in the U.S. have generated a solid body of information, but the bureau should be repositioned within the Justice Department to provide the independence -- and protection against structural and political interference -- appropriate to a statistical agency, says a new report from the National Research Council.  It recommends that the bureau be moved out of its current position within the Office of Justice Programs...

2009-03-25 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's Asian, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander population had the lowest rates of violent and property victimizations among all racial and ethnic groups between 2002 and 2006, according to a study released today by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Asians, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders comprised about four percent of the U.S. population between...

2009-01-12 08:00:00

National Experts Available to Discuss Report Findings WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 13, the Bureau of Justice Statistics will release Stalking Victimization in the United States, a supplement to the 2006 National Crime Victimization Survey. Experts from the National Center for Victims of Crime will be available on January 13 to discuss the implications of the new study, which will report on the prevalence of stalking, stalker characteristics, victim-offender...

2005-08-01 16:16:14

More than one-fourth of individuals with severe mental illness were victims of violent crime in the past year, almost 12 times general population rates, according to a study in the August issue of Archives of General Psychiatry. Depending on the type of violent crime (rape/sexual assault, robbery and assault), prevalence was six to 23 times greater among persons with severe mental illness than among the general population, said lead author Linda A. Teplin, Owen L. Coon Professor of...


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