According to statistics released today by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 5,796 criminal incidents involving 6,718 offenses were reported in 2012 as being motivated by a bias toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or physical or mental disability. The statistics, published by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program in Hate Crime Statistics, […]
SERIOUS INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALES DECLINED 72 PERCENT FROM 1994 TO 2011 Percentage involving physical attacks, weapons and injury showed little change Attacks on females: From 1994 to 2011, the rate of serious intimate partner violence, such as rape, sexual assault, robbery or aggravated assault declined 72 percent for females. During the same time, […]
According to statistics collected by the FBI, 95 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2012. Of these, 48 law enforcement officers died as a result of felonious acts, and 47 officers died in accidents. In addition, 52,901 officers were victims of line-of-duty assaults. Comprehensive data tables about these incidents and brief narratives […]
Increases driven by simple assaults and crime not reported to police Violent and property crime rates rose for U.S. residents in 2012, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. These estimates are based on data from the annual National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) which has collected information from victims of crime age 12 or […]
NEW BJS REPORT ON CALCULATING THE PREVALENCE OF CRIME IN THE U.S. The Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report today on a new procedure for calculating the prevalence of crime in the U.S. each year. A prevalence rate counts the number of persons who experienced at least one victimization during the year, […]
Ten Most Dangerous States Please see the link below from 24-7 Wall Street–nice article providing a comprehensive analysis. Worth reading. 10. Oklahoma > Violent crimes per 100,000: 469.3 > Poverty rate: 17.2% > Pct. of population with bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.8% > Property crimes per 100,000: 3,401.0 (9th highest) 9. Maryland > Violent crimes per 100,000: 476.8 […]
FBI Releases 2012 Crime Statistics The FBI estimated that in 2012, the number of violent crimes increased 0.7 percent, according to the figures released today. However, property crimes decreased 0.9 percent, marking the 10th straight year of declines for these offenses, collectively. The rate of homicides has decreased to the lowest point since 1960. See http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/Search/Crime/State/RunCrimeStatebyState.cfm […]
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded funds to the University of South Florida to continue performing forensic archaeological fieldwork associated with identifying unmarked graves and bodies buried on the grounds of the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida, a former state-run institution that closed in 2011. Learn more about: NIJ’s DNA program […]
The American Probation & Parole Association, with Bureau of Justice Assistance support, has released “Risk-Needs Responsivity: Turning Principles into Practice for Tribal Probation Personnel.” This bulletin provides an introduction to the principles of risk, need, and responsivity, and provides guidance on how tribal probation officers can incorporate each principle into everyday practice. JUSTINFO Free biweekly […]
“Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education: A Meta-Analysis of Programs That Provide Education to Incarcerated Adults,” funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, shows that correctional education reduces postrelease recidivism and does so cost-effectively. This bulletin also finds that correctional education may increase postrelease employment.
The Urban Institute, with Bureau of Justice Assistance support, has released “The Justice Reinvestment Initiative: Experiences from the States.” This research brief chronicles the early activities and results of 17 states engaged in the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI). Collectively, the 17 states that have adopted the JRI model are projected to save $3.3 billion over […]
“Day Reporting Centers in New Jersey: No Evidence of Reduced Recidivism” discusses the findings of a randomized controlled trial about the effect of day reporting centers on recidivism. Researchers found that parolees under traditional supervision had lower recidivism rates than parolees in day reporting centers.