First established on December 27, 1979 under the Justice Systems Improvement Act of 1979 as a component of the Office of Justice Program, Bureau of Justice Statistics carries out its mission: 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. These data are critical to federal, state, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded. Site coverage includes: key statistics, data analysis tools, publication & products, data collections and funding information.
The content is made available by the U.S. Government Publishing Office in accordance with Title 44 of the US Code.
Digital collection: Federal Depository Library Program Web Archive.
Description based on: archived web page captured Feb 12, 2016; title from title screen (viewed Mar 30, 2016).