The use pattern for publicationsover the period was consistent with the generalactivity of the website. From August 24, 1997 toDecember 13, 1997, BJS issued 5 press releases,but these releases did not appear to greatly affectthe requests for these files on the website. Sixty-eight of the seventy press releases whichwere available were downloaded during the period.*Released during the study period5.28Violence-Related Injuries Treated inHospital Emergency Department*5.41Probation and Parole Populations,1996: Press release*5.47Prisoners in 1996*6.90Characteristics of Adults on Probation,1995*6.70Capital Punishment 1995 (Bulletin)9.62Police Use of Force: Collection ofNational Data*10.15Criminal Victimization, 1996: Changes1995-96 with Trends 1993-96*10.77Sex Offenses and Offenders11.09Violence Against Women: Estimatesfrom the Redesigned National CrimeVictimization Survey11.80Child Rape Victims, 1992 Average usersessions per dayTen most frequently requested press releasesData to downloadThe BJS website offers data tables, usually inspreadsheet format, which can be used in analysis.These files are either summary data in the Crime &Justice Electronic Data Abstracts(CJEDA) section,spreadsheets that support the tables in a particularpublication, or text tables which present the dataused in the graphics in Key Facts at a Glance.The text tables are included here because theywere designed to be imported into spreadsheets orgraphing applications. We cannot tell if users aresimply viewing these files or reusing them.Altogether, over 33,000 user-session requests forthese files were made: almost 21,000 user sessions requested spread-sheet files from the Crime & Justice ElectronicData Abstracts over 10,000 users sessions requested the texttables that support the graphicsmore than 2,300 user sessions requested thespreadsheets that support publications. For several years, on request, we supplieddiskettes with spreadsheets that supported certainpublications. Our intent was to provide anelectronic version of the data that could be reusedin other analyses. Usually, we received no morethan 5 requests for any one title, however, we didreceive about 20 requests for the spreadsheetsfrom the first release from the Civil Justice Series.When we launched our website, we providedsimilar files for some titles. During the period, 73text, spreadsheet, or zip archive files containing289 tables were available to support 13 publica-tions. Sixty-nine of these files were requestedWeb Statistics—Measuring user activity9510.46Felony Sentences in State Courts, 1994 (Bulletin)13610.55Campus Law Enforcement Agencies, 199512610.55Prison and Jail Inmates, 199511670.60Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 199610930.84Correctional Populations in the United States, 19949980.88Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, 19938990.89Firearm Injury from Crime: Firearms, Crime, and Criminal Justice71011.01Age Patterns of Victims of Serious Violent Crime62272.05Female Victims of Violent Crime (selected findings)52922.63Criminal Victimization in the United States, 199343483.14Trends in Juvenile Violence36115.50
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