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Thursday, July 29, 2021

BJS Releases Reports on Prisoner Recidivism; Tribal Crime

      WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 34 States in 2012:  A 5-Year Follow-Up Period (2012–2017).  This report presents recidivism statistics on state prisoners released in 2012 for five years following their release.  It describes their recidivism patterns by demographic characteristics, commitment offense and prior criminal history.  The report also compares the recidivism rates of prisoners released in 2012 to those of prisoners released in 2005 and 2008.

      BJS also released Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2021 and Tribal Courts in the United States, 2014 – Statistical Tables.  The data collection activities report meets the requirement of the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 to report annually on BJS’s activities to establish and enhance a tribal crime data collection system.  The 11th in a series that began in 2011, this report includes data collection activities and statistical findings on crime and justice in Indian country and summarizes funding to enhance tribal participation in national records and information systems.  The tribal courts report presents data from the National Survey of Tribal Court Systems, the first complete enumeration of tribal court systems operating in the United States.  It summarizes the administration and operations of tribal court systems located in the lower 48 states, including the number and types of courts, subject- and person-level jurisdiction exercised and sources of operational funding.

      TITLES:  Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 34 States in 2012:
                      A 5-Year Follow-Up Period (2012–2017)

                      (NCJ 255947) by BJS Statisticians Matthew R. Durose and
                      Leonardo Antenangeli, Ph.D.

                      Tribal Crime Data Collection Activities, 2021
                      (NCJ 301061) by BJS Statistician Steven W. Perry

                      Tribal Courts in the United States, 2014 – Statistical Tables
                      (NCJ 301214) by BJS Statisticians Steven W. Perry,
                      Michael B. Field and Amy D. Lauger

      AUTHOR:  Bureau of Justice Statistics

      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.

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Date Created: August 4, 2021