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Archives for December 2012

SERIOUS VIOLENT CRIME AGAINST YOUTH DROPPED 77 PERCENT FROM 1994 TO 2010

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 […]

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Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence Presents Final Recommendations to Attorney General

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.

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Study Finds Violence Committed by Strangers Declined

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.

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Bulletin Examines Effects of Transferring Juveniles to Adult Court

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 […]

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Nominate Exceptional Law Enforcement Officers

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.

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Report Discusses Drop in Inmate Deaths

“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.

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