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PREA Data Collection Activities, 2011

NCJ Number
Date Published
May 2011
4 pages
This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents statistical data and analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape as reported in three surveys: the National Survey of Youth in Custody, the National Inmate Survey, and the Survey of Sexual Violence.

The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA; P.L. 108-79) requires the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to carry out, for each calendar year, a comprehensive statistical review of the incidence and effects of prison rape in randomly selected federal, state, and county correctional facilities. Every year since 2004, BJS has collected administrative records on allegations and substantiated incidents of sexual victimization in correctional facilities nationwide. BJS also conducted interviews with prison and jail inmates in 2007 and 2008-09 and youth held in juvenile correctional facilities in 2008-09. During 2010, BJS in collaboration with the National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a feasibility study using clinical indicators to track sexual violence in prisons and jails. This report provides selected findings and status updates on each of these data collection efforts.

Date Published: May 1, 2011