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National Prison Rape Statistics Program Findings from the 2018 National Survey of Youth in Custody

January 2022

BJS conducts the National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC) to provide national- and facility-level estimates of youth reporting sexual victimization in juvenile facilities as required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA). NSYC results have shown a decrease over time in the percentage of youth reporting sexual victimization in the survey.

Recidivism of State Prisoners Released in 2008 and 2012

January 2022

This webinar discusses findings from the BJS recidivism reports released in 2021 and the methodology used to conduct the studies. The first study on persons released from prison in 2012 included the largest number of states for a BJS recidivism study to date. The second study on persons released from prison in 2008 included the longest follow-up period for a BJS recidivism study. The webinar also examines trends in recidivism over time.

Subnational Estimates Program

The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is the nation's primary source of information on criminal victimization. The NCVS collects information on nonfatal personal crimes and household property crimes both reported and not reported to the police. Survey respondents provide demographic information about themselves and whether they experienced a victimization. For each victimization incident, the NCVS collects information about the offender (e.g., age, race and Hispanic...