According the Federal Bureau of Investigation, violence offenses include the crimes of murder, rape, kidnapping, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. While the number of violent crimes has been decreasing, these crimes continue to have a large impact on the court system, creating the need for juries to be prepared accordingly, and prisons adequately maintained to accommodate convicted offenders.
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This section of the Court Statistics Project examines criminal caseloads and trends.