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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2002††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† †††††††† 202/307-0784



Justice Department Announces New Statistical Data Website


WASHINGTON, DCĖThe Justice DepartmentísBureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), a component of the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), has launched a new website that provides comprehensive criminal datasets for use by state and local law enforcement, government officials and the general public:†† †††††††††††††††††††††††

The website includes data from the FBIís Uniform Crime Reports, the FBIís Supplementary Homicide Reports and BJSísLaw Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics.Users can construct data tables on reported criminal offenses from the Uniform Crime Reports for all 50 states and local agencies with a population coverage of 10,000 or more.

Users can also access homicide trends and characteristics for all 50 states and localities with populations of more than 250,000.†† Management and administrative statistics for state and local

law enforcement agencies employing 100 or more sworn officers are also available.†††††††††

For additional information about BJS consult its website at about OJP and its programs can be found on

Media should contact Stu Smith at 202/307-0784.

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