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December 12, 2008

Lots of holiday gifts from BJS for data junkies

This is the time of year in which the Bureau of Justice Statistics releases a whole bunch of statistics about prisoners and others under state and federal criminal control.  This year I got an e-mail from BJS providing links to a cornucopia of data.  Overwhelmed by all the goodies, I decided I'll just cut-and-paste all the goodies and links from the e-mail:

Prisoners in 2007
Available online at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/p07.htm.

Presents data on prisoners under jurisdiction of federal or state
correctional authorities on December 31, 2007, collected from the
National Prisoner Statistics series.

Probation and Parole in the United States, 2007 - Statistical Tables
Available online at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/ppus07st.htm.

Presents the number of persons on probation and parole at yearend 2007,
by state, with percent changes in each state during the year.

BJS Key Facts at a Glance charts

Incarceration rates, 1980-2007
Available at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/incrt.htm

State prison population by offense type, 1980-2005
Available at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/corrtyp.htm

Adult correctional populations, 1980-2007
Available at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/corr2.htm

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