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PREA Data Collection Activities, 2016

NCJ Number
Date Published
June 2016
5 pages
Publication Type
Survey, Statistics, Report (Annual/Periodic), Program/Project Description
This report reviews the data-collection activities of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in complying with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PRE A), which requires an annual comprehensive statistical review and analysis of the incidence and effects of rapes in U.S. correctional facilities nationwide; the features of such reports are reviewed, along with some findings.
The Survey of Sexual Victimization (SSV), formerly known as the Survey of Sexual Violence, collects data annually from administrative records on incidents of sexual victimization in U.S. adult and juvenile correctional facilities. Data collections with the SSV began in 2004, and the data provided comply with PREA requirements. Findings are summarized from two reports issued in January 2016: "Sexual Victimization Reported by Juvenile Correctional Authorities, 2007-12" (NCJ-249145) and "Survey of Sexual Violence in Juvenile Correctional Facilities, 2007-12 - Statistical Tables" (NCJ-249143). The National Inmate Survey (NIS) collects data on the prevalence and incidence of sexual assault in adult prison and local jail facilities as reported by inmates. The National Survey of Youth in Custody provides facility-level estimates of youth reporting sexual victimization in juvenile facilities. In 2016, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released "Facility-level and Individual-level Correlates of Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities, 2012." This report examines data from the National Survey of Youth in Custody data. Some findings from this report are outlined. Upcoming 2016 reports on PREA data are listed, along with previously released reports.
Date Created: June 28, 2016