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Federal Justice Statistics, 2016 - Statistical Tables

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Date Published
December 2020
70 pages
Mark Motivans Ph.D.

Based on data from the Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP), which is managed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), this report presents statistics on criminal case-processing in the federal justice system in 2016, including arrest and booking through sentencing and corrections.


The statistical tables present the number of suspects arrested and booked by the U.S. Marshals Service, suspects in matters investigated and prosecuted by U.S. attorneys, defendants adjudicated and sentenced in U.S. district courts, and characteristics of federal prisoners and offenders under federal supervision. Data presented in the tables were collected from the U.S. Marshals Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The statistical tables are organized into three sections, with each section describing a major stage in processing criminal suspects and defendants. The three sections address federal law enforcement and prosecution; federal pretrial, adjudication, sentencing, and appeals; and federal corrections and supervision.  

Date Created: December 29, 2020