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National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)

Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies

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BUREAU OF JUSTICE STATISTICS 
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     The nation's more than 17,000 state and local
 police and sheriff's departments had 840,647 
full-time employees as of June 30, 1992, the 
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced
 today.

Highlights from 20 Years of Surveying Crime Victims: NCVS 73-92

50 Percent of Prison Inmate Deaths in Northeast 
Caused by Aids 28 Percent Caused By Aids 
Nationwide During 1991

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BUREAU OF JUSTICE STATISTICS

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50 PERCENT OF PRISON INMATE DEATHS IN NORTHEAST 
CAUSED BY AIDS 28 PERCENT CAUSED BY AIDS NATIONWIDE 
DURING 1991
 
     More than half of the prison inmate deaths in
the nation's Northeastern states during 1991 were 
caused by the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome 
(AIDS), according to a Bureau of Justice Statistics 
(BJS) report released today.

Survey of State Prison Inmates, 1991

Survey of Inmate Characteristics

 
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     An estimated 16 percent of prison inmates were armed with
a gun when they committed the offense for which they were
serving time, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced
today.

Crime and Nations Households, 1992

CRIMES AFFECTING U.S. HOUSEHOLDS REACH NEW LOW

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BUREAU OF JUSTICE STATISTICS

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CRIMES AFFECTING U.S. HOUSEHOLDS REACH NEW LOW
 
     A smaller percentage of U.S. Households were 
victimized by violent crime or thefts last year 
than in any year since the Justice Department's 
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) started counted 
in 1975.

     Burglaries and thefts showed the biggest 
drops for the 1975-1992 period.  Assaults and 
robbery also declined.

Probation and Parole 1993

PROBATION AND PAROLE POPULATIONS REACH NEW HIGHS



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PROBATION AND PAROLE POPULATIONS REACH NEW
HIGHS

.WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Almost 5 million Americans--or one in
39 adults--were under some form of correctional control in 1993,
according to the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice
Statistics (BJS).  More than two-thirds of these people were being
super
vised in the community on probation or parole.

Firearms and Crimes of Violence

Violent Offenders Increasingly Likely to be Armed


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VIOLENT OFFENDERS INCREASINGLY LIKELY TO BE ARMED
 
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Violent offenders are increasingly
likely to be armed, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
said today.

Murder in Large Urban Counties, 1988

"Murder in Large Urban Counties, 1988" 

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BUREAU OF JUSTICE STATISTICS 
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     In a study of prosecuted murder cases, 
about 80 percent of murder victims knew their 
killers and 16 percent were related to their 
killers, the Bureau of Justice Statistics
(BJS) announced today.

Prosecutors in State Courts, 1992

TYPICAL STATE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE IS SMALL WITH LARGE CASELOAD
 

 
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TYPICAL STATE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE IS SMALL 
WITH LARGE CASELOAD
 
 
     WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Most state prosecutors have
relatively small staffs to handle large criminal caseloads,
the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) said today.

Violence against Women: Estimates from the redesigned National Crime Victimization Survey

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BUREAU OF JUSTICE STATISTICS

Women Usually Victimized by Offenders They Know

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Women were attacked about six
times more often by offenders with whom they had
an intimate relationship than were male violence
victims during 1992 and 1993, the Department of
Justice announced today. 

During each year women were the victims of more
than 4.5 million violent crimes, including
approximately 500,000 rapes or other sexual
assaults.

Carjackings in the United States, 1992-96

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Office of Justice Programs    

Bureau of Justice Statistics

This file was revised on 5/20/99 to 
be consistent with printed report.


Special Report

Carjackings in the United States, 1992-96

March 1999, NCJ 171145

By Patsy Klaus
BJS Statistician

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*Carjacking is defined as completed or attempted robbery of a
motor vehicle by a stranger to the victim.

National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP)

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ANNOUNCES $40 MILLION TO ENHANCE STATES' CRIMINAL JUSTICE RECORDS

WASHINGTON, DC—The Justice Department announced today that it is awarding $40 million (See chart attached) to state agencies to improve the completeness, quality and accessibility of the nation's criminal record systems. Since 1995, awards have totaled over $354 million and have gone to all states.