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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Homicide in the U.S. Known to Law Enforcement, 2011

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hus11.pdf

An estimated 14,610 persons were victims of homicide in the U.S. in 2011.  This report describes homicide patterns and trends by age, sex, and race of the victim.  It also covers weapon use with a focus on trends in firearm use and homicide trends by city size.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Federal Justice Statistics, 2010

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fjs10.pdf

 

Describes the annual activity, workloads, and outcomes associated with the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment.  See also Statistical Tables.  Also examines trends in drug arrests.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Correctional Populations in the United States, 2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cpus12.pdf

Covers those incarcerated in federal, state, or local jails plus those under community supervision via probation or parole.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Prisoners in 2012: Trends in Admissions and Releases, 1991-2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/p12tar9112.pdf

Prisoner population in the U.S. declined for the third straight year to 1,570,400 at year end.  This report describes changes in the types of state prison admissions and releases, 1991-2012, and how these changes influence sex, race, offense, and sentence length distributions. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Probation and Parole in the United States, 2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ppus12.pdf

Reports on a continuing decline in the number of individuals under community supervision in the U.S.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2012: Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2012; Graduation Rates, Selected Cohorts, 2004-09; and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2012: First Look (Provisional Data)

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013183.pdf

Preliminary data on an array of higher education topics.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Child Maltreatment 2012

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/cm2012.pdf#page=11

This report presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the U.S. during federal fiscal year 2012

 

Payday Loans and Consumer Financial Health

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2013/201381/201381pap.pdf

Examines the economic threat  high-interest payday loans pose for consumers and whether lenders target minority communities.   From the Federal Reserve

 

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