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CRIME AND JUSTICE ATLAS

The National Institute of Justice and the Corrections Program Office asked JRSA to prepare a statistical document featuring trends in crime, sentencing and corrections for the Sentencing and Corrections Challenges: National Workshop in July 1998. The result was the Crime and Justice Atlas, published in June of 1998. The Atlas provides a graphical presentation of trends in crime and sentencing over the last 25 years for the nation as a whole, and for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia individually. Included with each state’s data is a list of significant justice system initiatives implemented in the state since 1975. A limited number of copies of the Crime and Justice Atlas are available from JRSA.

An update to the Atlas was produced for the 1999 Sentencing and Corrections Challenges: National Workshop II. The Crime and Justice Atlas: 1999 Update depicts changes in violent crime rates and arrest rates and arrest rates for violent crimes committed by juveniles from 1992-1997. The 1999 Update also shows trends in new court commitments, prisoners confined, and releases from state prisons from 1980-1997. Included in the Update is a summary of crime legislation passed by the states in 1998. To download a copy of the Crime and Justice Atlas: 1999 Update, click here

In June of 2000, NIJ and CPO held their third National Workshop on Sentencing and Corrections Challenges. For this workshop, JRSA prepared the Crime and Justice Atlas 2000. In addition to updated data on state and national trends in crime, sentencing and corrections, the 2000 Atlas contains a series of graphs depicting long-term (30-100 year) trends in crime and sentencing, along with a series of policy papers on a variety of topics written by experts in sentencing and corrections.

To order copies of the Crime Atlas 2000, please contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service at http://www.ncjrs.gov. To download the entire document, click on the link below. You may also download one or more sections of the document by clicking on the appropriate link below.

An update to the 2000 Atlas was produced for the fourth National Workshop on Sentencing and Corrections Challenges held May 31-June 1, 2001. The Crime and Justice Atlas 2001 Update depicts changes in violent and property crime rates from 1960-1999 and trends in drug arrest rates and drug use patterns. The 2001 Update also presents information on juvenile crime and arrests, prison population trends, and trends in parole/reentry of offenders. A summary of crime legislation passed by the states in 2000 is also included. Click on the link below to download the 2001 Update.




Crime and Justice Atlas 2001 Update
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The entire document.

Crime and Justice Atlas 2000
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The entire document.


Perspectives on Justice Issues
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The introductory material and nine papers on emerging crime and justice issues.

Historical Data
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Long-term trends that span the 20th century.

National Data
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Recent statistical trends for the nation in law enforcement, the courts, and corrections.

State Data
Statistical information and trends for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia

State Data Introduction and Sources
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Alabama to Missouri
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Montana to Wyoming
Adobe Acrobat File (249 KB)

Crime and Justice Atlas 1999 Update
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The entire document.




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