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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Prisoners in 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/p16.pdf

Final counts of prisoners in state and federal institutions at year-end 2016 including admissions, releases, noncitizen inmates, inmates under age 18, demographic characteristics, offenses, and prisoner capacity.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Criminal Victimization, 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv16.pdf

Covers the characteristics of crimes and victims, and outcomes of victimization.  Includes both property and violent crimes, domestic violence, and weapon use.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Report to Congress on Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act of 2016 PL 114-321, Sec. 201

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Crime/Justice,Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations

https://www.state.gov/e/oes/rls/rpts/275703.htm

Reports on the latest U.S. government efforts to end wildlife trafficking and identifies “focus countries” and “countries of concern.”  Also includes the methodology for identifying these countries.  From the State Department

 

Immigration Enforcement Actions: 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Enforcement_Actions_2016.pdf

Provides statistics on border protection actions during 2016, a period which saw apprehensions increase by 15% over the previous year.  From the Department of Homeland Security

 

2016 Hate Crime Statistics

Categories: African Americans,Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2016

Contains details of 5% rise in hate crimes during 2016 compared to the previous year.  Most attacks were directed against Blacks, Jews, Muslims, and LGBT people.  Covers information about the crimes, victims, offenders, and locations.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Race and Hispanic Origin of Victims and Offenders, 2012-15

Categories: African Americans,Crime/Justice,Hispanics,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/rhovo1215.pdf

Presents estimates of violent victimization by the race and Hispanic origin of victims and offenders during a recent four year period.  Also covers incident characteristics such as crime type, victim-offender relationship, and reporting to police.  From the  Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Federal Prosecution of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Cases, 2004-2013

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fpcsecc0413.pdf

Examines a decade of cases prosecuted in federal courts involving child pornography production or possession and child sex trafficking.  Also includes demographic characteristics of those accused and outcomes of the cases.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Letter to House and Senate Leaders and Immigration Principles and Policies

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/08/president-donald-j-trumps-letter-house-and-senate-leaders-immigration

Controversial proposal by the Trump Administration to reform immigration policies including building a southwestern border wall, removing unaccompanied alien children, closing “loopholes” in asylum procedures and hiring additional immigration judges to reduce the backlog of pending cases, and punishing so-called sanctuary cities by withholding federal grants.  From the White House

 

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