Reports & Publications

Crime in the United States

An annual publication for more than eight decades, the Crime in the United States report contains a compilation of the volume and rate of violent and property crime offenses for the nation and by state using Summary Reporting System data and summarized data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Data at the level of local law enforcement agencies are also provided for those contributors supplying 12 months of complete offense data. This report includes arrests, clearances, trends, and law enforcement employee data.

Plea and Charge Bargaining Research Study

Report showing that plea bargaining results in disparate treatment concerning both legal and extralegal characteristics, especially regarding those who are more likely to be granted lenient sentences.

Children and Families of the Incarcerated Fact Sheet

The growing number of children with an incarcerated parent represents one of the most significant collateral consequences of the record prison population in the U.S.

National Prison Rape Elimination Commission Report

The Commission’s nine findings on the problems of sexual abuse in confinement and select policies are discussed, as well as practices that must be mandatory everywhere to remedy these problems.