WASHINGTON – The overall rate of serious violent crime against youth ages 12 to 17 declined 77 percent from 1994 to 2010, falling from 61.9 victimizations per 1,000 youth to 14.0 victimizations per 1,000, according to a report released today by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Serious violent crimes include rape and […]
Archives for December 2012
The Attorney General’s Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence has released its final recommendations for a national response to address children’s exposure to violence. The report emphasizes prevention and intervention and underscores the importance of trauma-informed care and victim-tailored services.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Violent Victimization Committed by Strangers, 1993-2010” (NCJ 239424), presents findings on the rates and levels of violent victimization committed by offenders who were strangers to the victims, including homicide, rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released “Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Court: Effects of a Broad Policy in One Court,” which examines the effects of transfer from juvenile court to adult court on a sample of serious adolescent offenders. The findings are the result of the OJJDP co-sponsored Pathways to […]
Nominations for the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery will be accepted from December 14, 2012, through February 15, 2013, and are limited to acts of bravery that occurred between January 1 and December 31, 2012. Applications must be submitted using the Bureau of Justice Assistance online application.
“Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons, 2000-2010 – Statistical Tables” (NCJ 239911), released from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, presents national and state-level data on the number of inmate deaths that occurred in local jails and state prisons, and includes aggregated data on deaths in federal prisons.