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Thursday, March 24, 2022

BJS Releases Pretrial Release and Misconduct in Federal District Courts, Fiscal Years 2011–2018

      WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Pretrial Release and Misconduct in Federal District Courts, Fiscal Years 2011–2018.  This report provides statistics on the pretrial release of defendants charged in federal district courts, including the type of release or detention and whether defendants were returned to custody for misconduct during their release.  Records were included for defendants whose cases were disposed by federal district courts during the 8-year aggregated period of fiscal years 2011 to 2018.  The report examines defendant characteristics, the method by which defendants were released, differences in pretrial releases by the defendant’s offense and criminal history, and differences in misconduct by the defendant’s criminal history and type of release.

      TITLE:  Pretrial Release and Misconduct in Federal District Courts,
                    Fiscal Years 2011–2018
(NCJ 252837)

      AUTHOR:  BJS Statisticians George E. Browne, Ph.D. and
                          Suzanne M. Strong, Ph.D. (former)

      WHERE:  bjs.ojp.gov

      The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States.  Doris J. James is the acting director.

      The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law.  More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.


OFFICE:  bjs.ojp.gov
CONTACT:  Tannyr Watkins at 202-532-3923 or [email protected]

Date Created: March 24, 2022