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Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP)

Data Collection Status
Ongoing starting 1979
Data Experts
Mark A. Motivans, PhD, BJS Statistician
George E. Browne, PhD, BJS Statistician
Suzanne M. Strong, PhD, BJS Statistician
Collection Period



The FJSP provides annual data on workload, activities, and outcomes associated with federal criminal cases. BJS acquires information on all aspects of processing in the federal justice system, including—

  • the number of persons investigated, prosecuted, convicted, incarcerated, sentenced to probation, released pretrial, and under parole or other supervision
  • initial prosecution decisions, referrals to magistrates, court dispositions, sentencing outcomes, sentence length, and time served.

The program collects data from the U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, U.S. Sentencing Commission, and Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Date Created: May 26, 2009