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Comparing Case Processing Statistics (Second Edition)

NCJ Number
169274
Date Published
April 1998
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
Identifies the primary differences in case processing statistics reported by the agencies and explains why the reported statistics are not directly comparable.
Abstract

This joint statement of five Federal criminal justice agencies identifies the primary differences in case processing statistics reported by the agencies and explains why reported statistics are not directly comparable across agencies. By examining issues central to the collection and reporting of Federal criminal justice statistics (defendants processed, offenses committed, and disposition and sentence imposed) this statement clarifies differences in emphasis, definition, and classification. Originally published in August 1996, this updated edition identifies an additional factor that contributes to the disparity in the statistics reported by each of the agencies.

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