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BJS Releases PREA Data Collection Activities, 2023

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BJS Releases PREA Data Collection Activities, 2023

The Bureau of Justice Statistics, a program office within the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, today released PREA Data Collection Activities, 2023. This report fulfills the mandate established by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA; P.L. 108-79) that requires BJS to produce an annual report on BJS’s activities to collect data on prison rape.

This is the 16th report in a series on PREA data collection activities that BJS began publishing in 2009. It describes BJS’s data collection and developmental activities during 2023. It details BJS’s efforts to measure the incidence and prevalence of rape and sexual assault in adult correctional and juvenile justice facilities, including through three independent collections: the Survey of Sexual Victimization, the National Inmate Survey and the National Survey of Youth in Custody. Estimates from these collections are not directly comparable.

Title: PREA Data Collection Activities, 2023 (NCJ 308920)

About the Bureau of Justice Statistics

The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Kevin M. Scott, Ph.D, is the acting director. More information about BJS and criminal justice statistics can be found at

About the Office of Justice Programs

The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime; advance equity and fairness in the administration of justice; assist victims; and uphold the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at


CONTACT: OJP Media at [email protected]

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