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BJS Releases PREA Data Collection Activities, 2022

      WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) today released PREA Data Collection Activities, 2022.  This report fulfills the mandate established by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA; P.L. 108-79) that requires BJS to produce a report, not later than June 30 of each year, on BJS’s activities to collect data on prison rape.

      This report is the twelfth in a series that began in 2011.  This report describes BJS’s data collection activities during 2021 and 2022 and new statistical findings to measure the incidence and prevalence of rape and sexual assault in adult correctional and juvenile justice facilities, including through the National Survey of Youth in Custody, the National Inmate Survey and the Survey of Sexual Victimization.  Each of these collections is a separate effort, and they are not directly comparable.

      TITLE:  PREA Data Collection Activities, 2022 (NCJ 304753)

      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.


OFFICE:  bjs.ojp.gov
CONTACT:  Tannyr Watkins at 202-532-3923 or [email protected]

Date Published: June 17, 2022