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December 28, 2011 update

Estimates of the total correctional population in the U.S.

Estimates of identity theft reported by U.S. households

December 22, 2011 update

Arrests by sex and race of arrestee

Arrests in cities, suburban areas, and nonmetropolitan (rural) counties

Percent distribution by age groups of arrestees vs. age groups in the U.S. population

Jails and jail inmates in Indian country

More tables on arrests

December 8, 2011 update

Hate crimes known to police by offense committed, type of bias, and race of offender

More tables on hate crimes

November 30, 2011 update

Offenses cleared by arrest and cleared by arrest of persons under age 18

Arsons cleared by arrest of persons under age 18

4-decade trend of juveniles taken into police custody

Alcohol-related and drug-related arrests

More tables on arrests

November 23, 2011 update

Assaults on Federal officers: 20-year trend and type of weapon used

28-year trend of characteristics of law enforcement officers killed

Law enforcement officers assaulted according to circumstances at scene, type of weapon and percent sustaining injury

Persons identified in the killing of law enforcement officers by characteristics and disposition

More tables on this topic

November 16, 2011 update

Circumstances surrounding the felonious killing of law enforcement officers

Number of arrests in each of the 50 States and, arrests broken down by age of arrestee

Offenses cleared by arrest according to type of offense

November 3, 2011 update

Law enforcement officers killed feloniously and accidentally

Type of weapon used in the felonious killing of law enforcement officers

Circumstances surrounding the felonious killing of law enforcement officers

Number and rate of arrests and, arrest rates for violent and property crimes by geographic region

October 27, 2011 update

Weapons used in aggravated assault and robbery

Burglary and robbery by place of occurance

Robbery and aggravated assault by weapon use by and region

Arson and larceny-theft by type of target

October 24, 2011 update

Murders in 2011 and characteristics of murder victims

Public opinion data on approval of and confidence in the U.S. Supreme Court

October 13, 2011 update

Offenses known to police in seven major UCR crime catagories: for each State and by extent of urbanization

Average dollar loss for robbery, burglary, larcey-theft, and motor vehicle theft

October 6, 2011 update

Latest counts of prisoners under death sentence in the 50 States

Public opinion data relating to terrorism: effects on civil liberties, justification of torture, government's ability to reduce the threat

Just-released data from the FBI on number of law enforcement employees: sworn officers, total employees, employee breakdowns by sex

A 1960-2010 trend showing offenses know to the police in seven major UCR crime catagories

Trend showing arson of structures in the U.S.

September 22, 2011 update

U.S. citizen casualties resulting from international terrorism

25-year trend showing public perceptions of the biggest problems facing public schools

September 14, 2011 update

Latest public opinion survey data showing belief that there will be another terrorist attack soon, fear that they or a family member will be a victim of terrorism, and confidence in the ability of government to protect us from a future terrorist attack

30-year trend showing U.S. Supreme Court cases argued and decided

September 7, 2011 update

Salaries for State court judges shown for all 50 States

Trend data showing budget, staffing, and workload of the U.S. Marshals Service

September 1, 2011 update

Trend data showing number and characteristics of workplace homicides

Arrests and convictions handled by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and mail bomb incidents investigated

August 25, 2011 update

Federal Bureau of Prisons inmates: population and characteristics and offense type and sentence length

Alcohol use: frequency of use and as a cause of family problems

August 18, 2011 update

Characteristics of Presidential appointees to Federal district and appellate courts

Federal funding for drug control

August 4, 2011 update

Criminal aliens removed from the U.S. in 2010

Characteristics of juvenile offenders

Dispositions of offenders in juvenile courts

July 25, 2011 update

Number of Federal wiretaps, and arrests and convictions resulting from wiretaps

Percent of victimizations reported to police by offense type

Violent victimizations committed by lone or multiple offenders

July 7, 2011 update

Property crime victimization rates by race, ethnicity, and income level of the household head

Self-protective measures used by victims of violent crime

Sentence lengths and time served by State prisoners by type of offense

Public confidence in institutions in general, and the police, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the criminal justice system as a whole

June 30, 2011 update

Violent victimization rates by race and sex of the victim, and age of the victim

Victim-offender relationship in violent victimizations

Weapon use by offenders in violent victimizations

Prisoners on death row in each State and by race/ethnicity

Cases filed and disposed by U.S. Attorneys and value of assets seized

June 23, 2011 update

Personal and property victimization rates

Violent victimization by victim characteristics

Type and length of sentences imposed in Federal district courts

Departures from sentencing guidelines for cases sentenced in Federal district courts

Offenders sentenced for drug crimes in Federal district courts

June 16, 2011 update

Alcohol-related arrests in the 50 States

Characteristics of offenders sentenced in Federal district courts

Non-U.S. citizens sentenced in Federal district courts

Mode of conviction (plea vs. trial) for offenders sentenced in Federal district courts

June 9, 2011 update

Latest public opinion data on the following issues:

Gun control vs. the right to own guns

Selected illegal immigration policies

The legality of homosexual relations

The legality of abortion

June 2, 2011 update

Number of drug and alcohol treatment facilities in each State.

Number of clients and clients under age 18 in drug and alcohol treatment facilities.

Number of appeals commenced and terminated in U.S. Courts of Appeals.

Type of case on appeal in U.S. Courts of Appeals.

May 26, 2011 update

Trend data spanning more than half a century of criminal sentences in U.S. District Courts.

Drug law violators convicted and sentenced in Federal courts.

Length of criminal and civil trials in Federal district courts.

Time from filing to case disposition for criminal cases in Federal courts.

May 19, 2011 update

Trend data spanning more than half a century of criminal case dispositions in U.S. District Courts.

A trend spanning nearly four decades of antitrust cases filed in U.S. District Courts.

Over 30 years of prisoner petitions filed in Federal district courts by State and Federal prisoners.

U.S. Supreme Court cases argued, filed, and pending.

May 12, 2011 update

A 30-year trend of criminal cases filed in U.S. District Courts.

Types of criminal offenses in district court cases.

Jurors utilized in Federal district courts.

Counts of persons on probation and parole in the 50 States.

April 28, 2011 update

Prisoners on death row in the 50 States as of Apr. 1 2010.

Trend data showing the number, characteristics, and type of supervision program for jail inmates, as well as the 50 largest jails in the U.S.

Counts of U.S. citizen casualties fron international terrorism incidents

April 14, 2011 update

Public opinion data on fears that there will soon be another terrorist attack in the U.S.

Trend data showing counts of adults on probation and parole in the 50 States.

A 30-year trend showing rates of adults on parole in the U.S.

April 8, 2011 update

Trend data for bank robberies in the 50 States.

Trend data for military courts-martial cases.

Felony convictions in State courts by characteristics of offenders, offenders sentenced to additional penalties, and time between arrest and sentencing in State criminal courts.

March 31, 2011 update

Survey data on public attitudes toward the U.S. Supreme Court.

Latest figures for annual salaries of State court judges.

Felony convictions and sentences imposed in State criminal courts.

March 24, 2011 update

Public opinion data on reducing the threat of terrorism.

Alcohol and drug use among high school students.

High school students reporting delinquency and victimization at school, including being bullied.

March 17, 2011 update

Public opinion data on Americans' right to own guns vs. gun-control laws.

Seizures of marijuana operations in the 50 States by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

A 30-year trend showing the rate and ratio of motor vehicle thefts in the U.S. per number of vehicles registered.

March 10, 2011 update

Criminal cases filed per judgeship in Federal district courts.

Overall approval of the U.S. Supreme Court and confidence in the Federal judiciary.

February 24 and March 3, 2011 updates

State and Federal prisoners admitted to and released from correctional facilities, and prisoners housed in private facilities and local jails.

Distribution of offense types among the State prison population broken down by sex, race, and Hispanic origin of prisoners.

Trend data showing the number of female prisoners under jurisdiction in each State and the Federal prison system.

Number of jails and jail inmates in Indian country.

February 17, 2011 update

Public opinion data showing ratings of the honesty and ethical standards of various occupations, including police officers, lawyers, and judges.

Data from BJS showing characteristics of the prison population, including sex, race, and age breakdowns.

February 10, 2011 update

Trend data from the FBI showing over 30 years of line-of-duty deaths and assaults of Federal law enforcement officers.

The latest aggregated data on persons identified in the killing of law enforcement officers and disposition of those offenders.

Data from BJS showing a 3-decade trend of the total U.S. correctional population including prison and jail inmates, and persons under probation and parole supervision.

February 3, 2011 update

Data from the FBI on incident circumstances of law enforcement officers feloniously killed and assaulted while on duty.

Aggregated data on persons identified in the killing of law enforcement officers and disposition of those offenders.

January 27, 2011 update

Data from the FBI on law enforcement officers feloniously killed and accidentally killed while on duty.

Public opinion data on how well the Government is doing in reducing the threat of terrorism, giving up certain civil liberties to fight terrorism, parents' concern that their child(ren) will be harmed at school, and whether there should be stricter laws to protect the environment.

January 20, 2011 update

Latest public opinion data on perceptions of levels of crime, fear of walking alone and crime victimization, and favored approaches to reducing crime. Also, a trend table showing Executive Clemency actions of U.S. Presidents from Nixon to Obama.

January 10, 2011 update

A trend table spanning 5 decades on percent of the U.S.population that owns a gun and data on public attitudes toward laws covering the sale of guns.

January 6, 2011 update

A trend table spanning 4 decades on attitudes toward the legalization of marijuana, as well as data on attitudes toward doctors prescribing marijuana for medical use.

December 23, 2010 update

A trend table on public attitudes toward the death penalty from 1953 to 2010, attitudes toward the fairness of the death penalty, and whether the death penalty or life in prison without parole is the better punishment for convicted murderers.

December 16, 2010 update

A trend table comparing the number of victimizations of 12-18 year old students occurring at school vs. away from school for 1992-2008, and the number of prisoners executed in each State from 1930 to 2010.

December 9, 2010 update

A trend table comparing the number of murders vs. the number of death sentences and executions, methods of execution authorized in each State, persons under death sentence, number of executions, and time from sentencing to execution.

December 2, 2010 update

Criminal victimization by type of offense, property victimization by income level, and victim-offender relationship in violent victimization, as well as hate crimes reported to the FBI.

November 24, 2010 update

Juveniles taken into police custody, as well as alcohol-related arrests and drug-related arrests.

November 18, 2010 update

Offenses cleared by arrest and cleared by arrest of persons under age 18, as well as victim-offender relationship in murder offenses.

November 10, 2010 update

Arrests in cities, suburban areas, and nonmetropolitan (rural) counties; and arson offenses known to police in 2009.

November 4, 2010 update

Aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, and larceny-theft offenses known to police in 2009.

October 28, 2010 update

Arrests in the 50 States; and murders in the U.S. in 2009 including type of weapon used and characteristics of victims and offenders. Also see the newest data on background checks for firearms transfers.

October 21, 2010 update

Offense type of persons arrested; and age, race, and sex of persons arrested. Also see the latest data on public attitudes toward illegal immigration policies, environmental laws, and the death penalty.

October 7, 2010 update

Number and rate of offenses known to police in each State and number of law enforcement officers in the U.S.

September 30, 2010 update

Number and rate of offenses known to police, number and rate of arrests, and rate of arrests for violent and property crimes. Also see arrests and convictions and mail bombing investigations handled by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

September 22, 2010 update

Criminal aliens and other deportable aliens removed from the U.S., and arson and resulting deaths and property loss.

September 16, 2010 update

Prisoners on death row in the U.S., cases involving abuse/corruption of public office, and cases argued and decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

September 9, 2010 update

Public confidence in institutions including the U.S. Supreme Court, the police, and the criminal justice system; alcohol consumption and related problems, as well as the legality of abortion and homosexuality.

August 26, 2010 update

Felony case processing in large county courts including number of defendants, convictions, and sentencing.

August 12, 2010 update

Prison population growth and specialized prison populations including persons under age 18, non-U.S. citizens, and females.

August 5, 2010 update

Number of prisoners in Federal and State prisons.

July 29, 2010 update

Suicide rates, firearm-related homicide rates, and Federal judges' attitudes toward mandatory minimum sentences and victim involvement in sentencing.

July 22, 2010 update

Identity theft and data relating to U.S. Attorneys' workload: personnel and court hours, assest forfeitures, cases filed and terminated in U.S. District Courts, and cases filed and terminated in U.S. Magistrate Courts.

July 15, 2010 update

Public ratings of the U.S. Supreme Court, deaths in jails and prisons, and perceived threats to the United States.

July 1, 2010 update

Inmates in U.S. jails: Number of inmates, characteristics, type of supervision program, 50 largest jails, and courts-martial cases in the U.S. armed forces.

June 24, 2010 update

Federal offenders sentenced: Characteristics of offenders, non-U.S. citizens, departures from sentencing guidelines, plea vs. trial, and type and length of sentences.

June 17, 2010 update

Juvenile residential facilities, public attitudes toward illegal immigration policies, and non-U.S. citizens sentenced in Federal district courts.

June 10, 2010 update

Criminal cases filed per judgeship in U.S. District Courts and Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities.

June 3, 2010 update

Wiretaps: court-ordered interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications.

May 27, 2010 update

Time to disposition of cases in U.S. District Courts, cases processed in U.S. Courts of Appeals, and persons under supervision of the Federal Probation System.

May 20, 2010 update

U.S. District Courts: magistrate judge duties, convictions and other case dispositions, sentences imposed, drug cases, and prisoner petitions filed.

May 13, 2010 update

Petit and grand jurors in U.S. District Courts, and cases filed, terminated, and pending in U.S. District Courts.

May 6, 2010 update

Antitrust cases in U.S. District Courts, and cases processed in the U.S. Supreme Court.

April 22, 2010 update

Multiple-offender victimizations, lone-offender victimizations, place of occurrence, property victimizations, reporting and not reporting victimization to police, self-protective measures employed by victims, weapon use in personal victimization.

April 15, 2010 update

Fear of becoming a victim of terrorism, attitudes toward profiling airline passengers to prevent terrorism, and victimization: personal and property victimization, victim-offender relationship in violent victimzation, and violent and personal victimization.

April 1, 2010 update

Students reporting fear of school-related victimization, students reporting victimization, bullying, hate-related behavior, and gangs at school, and violations of Federal bank robbery statutes.

March 24, 2010 update

Seizures of marijuana operations and confirmed AIDS cases among State and Federal prisoners.

March 18, 2010 update

Offenses known to police in cities over 100,000 population.

March 11, 2010 update

Abuse of public office cases and jails in Indian country.

March 4, 2010 update

State and Federal prisoners admitted and released, housed in private facilities and local jails, female prisoners, and Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees.

February 26, 2010 update

Number, characteristics, current offense, and rate of prisoners in State and Federal prisons and local jails, and military prisoners.

February 18, 2010 update

Deaths and AIDS-related deaths among prisoners and HIV/AIDS in State and Federal prisons.

February 4, 2010 update

Honesty and ethical standards of various occupations; and prisoners under sentence of death, prisoners executed, methods of execution, and time served before execution.

January 28, 2010 update

Motor vehicle thefts; arrests in cities, rural counties, and suburban areas; offenses cleared by arrest; and juveniles taken into custody

January 21, 2010 update

Arrests: alcohol- and drug-related, age, race, and sex of persons arrested, and offense charged; and deportable aliens located and removed from the U.S.

January 14, 2010 update

Gun ownership, attitudes toward gun control laws, number and rate of arrests, age of persons arrested, arrests by State, and arrests for violent and property crimes.

January 7, 2010 update

Attitudes toward fear of crime and level of crime; and various offenses known to police.