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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...


Sworn law enforcement officers generally receive training throughout their careers, beginning with basic training for entry-level recruits, followed by in-service training. Basic law enforcement training academies are operated by state-level organizations such as—

  • Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) entities
  • state police or highway patrols
  • local law enforcement agencies such as sheriff’s offices and county or municipal police departments
  • and academic institutions such as 2-...

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...

Law Enforcement Core Statistics (LECS) Program

For over 30 years, BJS has been the authoritative source for national statistics regarding the personnel, operations, policies, and procedures of law enforcement agencies. These data are primarily collected through two core law enforcement data collection programs: the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) core and supplement surveys and the Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA).

Through the Law Enforcement...


A confinement facility generally operated under the authority of a sheriff, police chief, or county or city administrator. A small number of jails are privately operated. Regional jails include two or more jail jurisdictions with a formal agreement to operate a jail facility. Facilities include jails, detention centers, county or city correctional centers, special jail facilities (such as medical or treatment centers and pre-release centers), and temporary holding or lockup facilities that are part of the jail's combined function. Jails are intended for adults but can hold juveniles before or after their cases are adjudicated.
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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.