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About the BJS Website


Our website has been designed to make it easier for you to find the information you need. BJS has embraced a continuous improvement model to optimize your experience. This page will be regularly updated based on your questions, feedback, and planned updates. 

Features of the new design

  • Improved content readability
  • Direct pathways to data and other content
  • Mobile-friendly (aka responsive) design
  • Rapid update workflows that support continuous improvement
  • Enhanced user feedback mechanisms

What we're hearing from you

  • Provide access to more recent data - We are steadily improving our process to be able to release data faster. Check out our Data Collection Process to get a better idea of the timelines required for us to produce trustworthy and accurate data.
  • Make it easier to find information - We have re-organized our content to ensure that the pathways to information are more intuitive. 

Planned improvements

  • Key Statistics - We are working on a new approach that will provide rapid access to our broader set of "key statistics." You'll see this content throughout the site and be given access to interactive charts, underlying datasets and related information.
  • Data Dashboards - New BJS data dashboards are in development that will make it easy to visualize and access data from some of our most highly sought data collections.



File formats

BJS provides its products on the Internet in a variety of electronic formats to provide access to users with varying electronic capabilities. Some of these formats require interpreting applications you need to install on your computer as plug-ins to web browsers or stand-alone only applications.



We are here to help

If you have any questions about the changes, you can contact us at [email protected].


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