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Criminal Justice: Statistical Sources

Criminal Justice Guide

United States Government Crime Statistics

Bureau of Justice Statistics

The mission of the Bureau is “To collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to Federal, State, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.”

FBI Uniform Crime Reports

The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics.

FedStats

This site provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government. Finding tips are located on the About FedStats page.

United States Courts Statistics

Statistics on pending and closed criminal cases by court year.

Connecticut Criminal Statistics

Crime in Connecticut Reports (Connecticut State Police Crime Analysis Unit)

Uniform Crime Reports collected for Connecticut from 1985 to current, including town-by-town statistics, queriable and downloadable.

Suspensions and Explusions in Connecticut 2015 (Connecticut State Dept. of Education)

Includes statistics on criminal behaviors resulting in suspensions or expulsions.

Crime on Campus: Schools, Colleges, and Universities

The Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool (Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Dept. of Education)

Data for recent years for individual campuses and aggregated statistics for colleges and universities.

Indicators of School Crime and Safety (Bureau of Justice Statistics, DOJ)

Annual statistical reports for K-12 schools.

Crime and Safety Surveys (Institute of Education Science, U.S. Dept. of Education)

Survey data and reports produced by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on the topic of school crime and safety collected in surveys of principals, teachers, students, and school districts, K-12 schools.

Juvenile Crime

Statistical Briefing Book (Office of Juvenie Justice Programs, USDOJ)

Data sets and analysis tools regarding juveniles as offenders, victims, in corrections and probation.

Native American Nations Criminal Statistics

Indian Country Justice Statistics

Data collected by the Bureau of Justice Statistics from tribal nations.

International Criminal Statistical Resources

World Criminal Justice Library Network Statistical Resources

The WCJLN Statistical Resources page provides links to international and foreign statistical resources.More than 90 countries are covered.

United Nations Survey of Crime Trends and Operation of Criminal Justice Systems (UN-CTS)

Data collected form nations by U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime.

European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics

The European Sourcebook project has created compendia of crime and criminal justice data for more than 35 European countries in 1999 (covering the years 1990 to 1996), 2003 (covering the years 1995 to 2000), and 2006 (covering the years 2000 to 2003),  and 2009 (covering the period from 2003 to 2007). The Fifth Edition (2007-2011) was published in Sept. 2014. All are available as downloadable PDFs.

Academic Data Sources

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics (University at Albany - SUNY)

Includes crimes, prosecutions, sentencing, and also public opinion statistics.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

facilitates research in criminal justice and criminology, through the preservation, enhancement, and sharing of computerized data resources; through the production of original research based on archived data; and through specialized training workshops in quantitative analysis of crime and justice data. Downloadable data sets for original research.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Open access data and analysis from scholarly sources.

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