Bureau of Justice Statistics

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Justice that collects, analyzes, and disseminates data related to crime, criminal justice, and the operations of the justice system in the United States. The BJS produces a wide variety of reports and statistical publications on topics such as crime trends, victimization rates, arrest and conviction data, and the characteristics of incarcerated populations. The agency also supports research and evaluation activities to improve the quality and relevance of criminal justice statistics. The BJS plays a critical role in providing policymakers, researchers, and the public with accurate and reliable information on the state of criminal justice in the United States.

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