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BJS Releases Federal Justice Statistics, 2020

      WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Federal Justice Statistics, 2020.  This report describes cases processed by the federal criminal justice system, including the U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, Federal Bureau of Prisons and U.S. Sentencing Commission.  This report is the 34th in an annual series based on data from BJS’s Federal Justice Statistics Program, which began in 1979.  It provides national statistics on the federal response to crime for fiscal year 2020 and some statistics on changes over time.  The report describes case processing in the federal criminal justice system, including investigations by U.S. attorneys, prosecutions and declinations, convictions and acquittals, sentencing, probation and supervised release and imprisonment.

      TITLE:  Federal Justice Statistics, 2020 (NCJ 304314)

      AUTHOR:  BJS Statistician Mark Motivans, Ph.D.

      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 Published: May 25, 2022