Bias claims on the rise

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The number of employment discrimination cases filed in U.S. district courts nearly tripled in the last decade, to 23,735 in 1998, the Bureau of Justice Statistics says. But take heart: The number of civil rights cases that were dismissed increased by 5 percentage points to 71 percent.

The study, Civil Rights Complaints in the U.S. District Courts, 1990-98 (NCJ-173427), is available via fax-on-demand by calling (301) 519-5550 and selecting document 185.

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