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BJS Releases Federal Deaths in Custody and During Arrest, 2020 – Statistical Tables
WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Federal Deaths in Custody and During Arrest, 2020 – Statistical Tables.
This report presents statistics on deaths that occur during federal arrest, detention and incarceration in the United States. This report is the third in a series in response to the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013 (P.L. 113–242) that requires federal law enforcement agencies to report information about the death of any person who dies while detained, under arrest, being arrested or in the custody of federal law enforcement officers. It describes decedent, incident and facility characteristics of deaths in federal custody and during arrest by federal law enforcement agencies during fiscal year 2020.
TITLE: Federal Deaths in Custody and During Arrest, 2020 – Statistical Tables (NCJ 304939)
AUTHORS: Connor Brooks and Sean Goodison, Ph.D., BJS Statisticians
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.
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