United States Bureau of Justice Statistics

United States Bureau of Justice Statistics

The United States Bureau of Justice Statistics is a federal government agency belonging to the U.S. Department of Justice. Established on December 27 1979, the bureau collects, analyses and publishes data relating to crime in the United States. The agency publishes data regarding statistics gathered from the roughly fifty-thousand agencies that comprise the US justice system on its web-site.cite web|url=http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/aboutbjs.htm|title=US Bureau of Justice Statistics, about web-site|accessdate=2006-09-27]

"To collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to Federal, State, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded."- Bureau of Justice Statistics

BJS, along with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), and other program offices, comprise the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) branch of the Department of Justice.

Publications of the BJS

* "National Crime Victimization Survey"
* "Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics"


See also

* Crime in the United States
* Uniform Crime Reports (FBI)
* Federal Justice Research Program
* National Institute of Justice
* National Victim's Resource Center

External links

* [http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/ Bureau of Justice Statistics] (official)
* [http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/006/186zjffr.asp The Injustice Department] , Weekly Standard, 10/17/2005
* [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/24/politics/24profiling.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print&oref=slogin Profiling Report Leads to a Demotion]

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