The U.S. Census Bureau conducts reimbursable projects for the two U.S. Department of Justice agencies: Bureau of Justice Statistics and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The U.S. Census Bureau acts as a data collection agent to provide statistical data on a range of topics including probation, parole, inmate sexual violence, inmate deaths, criminal justice expenditures, and a variety of facility data.
Once the data are provided to the U.S. Department of Justice, it is used for a wide range of purposes including research, evaluation, policy development, legislative action, program creation, and funding allotment as well as other processes.
|Bureau of Justice Statistics|
|Annual Survey Of Jails||Annual||Sample survey of the key characteristics of jails and inmates within selected jurisdictions|
|Census of Jails||Five Years||Census of inmate counts by legal status, race, sex, facility capacity, staffing and programs|
|Census of State and Federal Correctional Facilities||Five Years||Census of state and federal correctional facilities|
|Criminal Justice Expenditures and Employment Extracts||Annual||Data extract providing details of large government units and custom tabulations for publication|
|National Prisoner Statistics||Annual & Semi-annual||Census of adults in state and federal correctional facilities|
|Survey on Sexual Violence||Annual||Sample survey of occurrences of sexual violence in both adult and juvenile facilities|
|Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention||Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement||Biennial||Census of indvidual level data on delinquent young persons held in residential facilities|
|Juvenile Residential Facility Census||Biennial||Census of the characteristics of juvenile residential facilities|
|National Juvenile Justice Directory Program||Continually Ongoing||Listing of juvenile justice agencies in the United States|