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Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, 2000

NCJ Number
Date Published
December 2001
688 pages
Publication Series
This report provides 2000 statistics on characteristics of the criminal justice systems of the United States, public attitudes toward crime and criminal justice-related topics, the nature and distribution of known offenses, characteristics and distribution of persons arrested, judicial processing of defendants, and persons under correctional supervision.
Data on the characteristics of U.S. criminal justice systems encompass the number and types of criminal justice agencies and employees, criminal justice expenditures, and the workload of agency personnel. Also included are tables that summarize, State by State, the statutory, regulatory, or administrative characteristics and practices of selected criminal justice agencies. Information on public attitudes toward crime and criminal justice-related topics includes the results of nationwide public opinion polls on such issues as fear of victimization, the death penalty, gun control, drug use, and ratings of law enforcement and judicial system performance. Data on the nature and distribution of known offenses cover several indicators of the extent of illegal activities. They include surveys of individuals and households that may have been crime victims, self-report data on drug use or participation in other illegal activities, and law enforcement agency counts of offenses reported to them. Data on the characteristics and distribution of persons arrested include tabulations of arrestees by age, sex, race, and area; proportions of known crimes cleared by arrests; and counts of illegal goods and assets seized. Data on the judicial processing of defendants address the number of adults and juveniles processed through the courts, along with the characteristics, dispositions, and sentences of defendants. Data on persons under correctional supervision encompass those on probation and parole, persons in local jails, the population and movement of inmates in State and Federal prisons, and characteristics of State and Federal prison inmates. Data are also provided on offenders executed and offenders currently under sentence of death. Extensive tables and figures, 120 annotated references, and appended supplementary data and data clarification

Date Published: December 1, 2001