Justice Department Limits Publication of Interracial Crime Statistics during Obama’s Presidency
By Charles C. Johnson and Roger Corbin
Gotnews.com researchers have learned that the Holder Justice Department has likely scrubbed interracial crime statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) website since Obama came into office.
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is the one of the only sources of interracial crime statistics provided by the American Government. The NCVS is a yearly survey of over 150,000 respondents of which many U.S. Government crime publications and much academic research is based. From 1996 through 2008, the BJS provided extensive tables of which several showed statistics of crimes where the race of the both the victim and the perpetrator(s) were summarized.
One of the most used tables, “Table: 42 Personal Crimes of Violence,” is only available through 2008 on the BJS website. However, other articles have been published utilizing “Table 42” from 2010. Gotnews.com has obtained a copy of the 2010 table that was obtained from the BJS. Either the 2010 table was previously published on the BJS website and later removed, or the table was provided directly by BJS to the article authors. If the BJS is continuing to create these tables why isn’t it publishing them?
In 2012, the BJS replaced the yearly publication of the NCVS Statistical Tables with a new online analysis tool called the NVAT which does not provide access to the interracial crime data. The only option now is to retrieve this information is through manipulation of the raw survey data which requires extensive programming. The annual budget for the NCVS was over $36 million for 2014 and represents over 75 percent of the Bureau of Justice Statistics core budget.