The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is the primary source for criminal justice statistics in the United States. Its mission is to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. This data is critical to federal, state, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.
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