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Civil Rights Complaints in U.S. District Courts, 1990-98

ADVANCE FOR RELEASE AT 4:30 P.M. EST                     BJS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2000                        202/307-0784 
                
         

MORE THAN 42,000 CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINTS 
FILED IN FEDERAL DISTRICT COURTS DURING 1998


     WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than 42,000 complaints
alleging civil rights violations, such as discrimination in
employment, housing, welfare benefits and voting rights were
filed during 1998 in  U.S. district courts, the Justice
Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced
today.