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Enhancement of the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ Annual Probation Survey Frame

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Date Published
June 2021
85 pages

This report describes the processes and findings from a project focused on enhancing the survey frame used to conduct BJS’s Annual Probation Survey to improve the survey estimates. BJS administers the Annual Surveys of Probation and Parole (ASPP) to provide the only state and national estimates of probation and parole populations in the United States. The ASPP has been providing longitudinal statistics about probation and parole populations since 1979 and 1980, respectively, which include estimates about the size, composition, outcomes, and entries and exits of state and federal probation and parole populations. The ASPP is central to BJS’s efforts to document key correctional trends because the ASPP data are combined with BJS’s prison and jail statistics to describe overall corrections populations.

Date Published: June 22, 2021