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Thursday, October 28, 2021

BJS Releases Reports on Federal Justice Statistics; Human Trafficking Data Collection Activities

      WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Federal Justice Statistics, 2019.  This report describes cases processed by the federal criminal justice system, including the U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and U.S. Sentencing Commission.  This report is the 33rd in an annual series based on data from BJS’s Federal Justice Statistics Program, which began in 1979.  It provides national statistics on the federal response to crime for fiscal year 2019.  The report describes case processing in the federal criminal justice system, including investigations by U.S. attorneys, prosecutions and declinations, convictions and acquittals, sentencing, pre-trial release, detention, appeals, probation and parole, and prisons.

      BJS also released Human Trafficking Data Collection Activities, 2021.  This report describes BJS’s activities during 2020 and 2021 to collect data and report on human trafficking as required by the Combat Human Trafficking Act of 2015 (34 U.S.C. § 20709(e)).  It details ongoing and completed efforts to measure and analyze the nationwide incidence of human trafficking, to describe characteristics of human-trafficking victims and offenders, and to describe criminal justice responses to human-trafficking offenses.  The report provides information on arrests for human-trafficking offenses by state law enforcement officers, prosecutions of individuals in state courts for human-trafficking offenses, convictions of individuals in state courts for human-trafficking offenses and sentences imposed on individuals convicted in state courts for human-trafficking offenses.

      TITLES:  Federal Justice Statistics, 2019 (NCJ 301158) by BJS Statistician
                      Mark Motivans, Ph.D.

      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 Created: October 29, 2021