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Tribal Crime

To improve the availability of data on crime in Indian country, BJS creates data tables containing information reported by tribal law enforcement agencies to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program and published in the annual Crime in United States (CIUS) publication. The tables include crime data for agencies that reported 12 complete months of data for the year, submitted by tribal law enforcement agencies and the Bureau...

FBI and Bureau of Justice Statistics Award $24.2 Million to Law Enforcement Agencies to Support National Crime-Reporting Infrastructure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bureau of Justice Statistics
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016                 Contact: Kara McCarthy (202) 307-1241
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Funding is part of the 2016 National Crime Statistics Exchange initiative

WASHINGTON – A total of $24.2 million in...

Federal Justice System

BJS maintains multiple data collections covering various aspects of the federal justice system encompassing law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and corrections. BJS data collections range from censuses of law enforcement and annual deaths in custody to federal case processing statistical information, describing the number of suspects/defendants from arrest to imprisonment.


Law Enforcement

Law enforcement describes the agencies and employees responsible for enforcing laws, maintaining public order, and managing public safety. The primary duties of law enforcement include the investigation, apprehension, and detention of individuals suspected of criminal offenses. Some law enforcement agencies, particularly sheriff’s offices, also have a significant role in the detention of individuals convicted of criminal offenses.

BJS maintains several national data collections, covering federal...

Federal Law Enforcement Agency Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (FDCRP)

The Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013 (DICRA) requires the head of each federal law enforcement agency to submit to the U.S. attorney general, information about the death of any person who is

  • detained, under arrest, or in the process of being arrested by a federal law enforcement officer (or by a state or local law enforcement officer while participating in a federal law...