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The following resources will be good places to find statistical information to support your research in Criminology & Criminal Justice.
This site includes statistics and information about crime and victims, criminal offenders, law enforcement, prosecution, the federal justice system, courts and sentencing, corrections, expenditure and employment, criminal record systems, and special topics.
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. Today, several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States
Established in 1962, the ICPSR is an integral part of the infrastructure of social science research. Archives social science data for research and instruction to ensure that data resources are available for scholars. Offers training in quantitative methods to facilitate effective data use. Provides user support to assist researchers in identifying relevant data for analysis.
Contains full text, criminal justice publications from federal, state, and local government along with books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database is a service of the National Institute of Justice.
Maintains data sets about juvenile offending, victimization, and contact with the juvenile justice system. The data sets cover the characteristics of violent juvenile offenders, student victimization at school, sexual activity, and substance use. Data sources include official records and self-report data from surveys. Each data set includes the summary, sampling, data collection procedures, instrumentation, key variables, quality controls, periodicity,representativeness, and publications.
Related Statistical Resources
The following resources will also provide a wealth of statistical information.
Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to access current and historical U.S. Census data and demographic information. Users can create, save, and export maps and reports to illustrate as well as analyze demographic data. It contains maps, profile reports, data elements, variables covering 220 years of data.
Compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of U.S. citizens. Documents the health status of the population and of important subgroups. Identifies disparities in health status and use of health care by race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, region, and other population characteristics. Describes U.S. experiences within the health care system. Monitors trends in health status and health care delivery and identifies current health problems. Evaluates the impact of health policies and programs. Collects data from birth and death records, medical records, and interview surveys as well as from direct physical exams and laboratory testing.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
Provides full text access to books, journals, and statistical databases produced by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) online library of statistical databases, books, and periodicals.
Provides full text access to books, journals, and statistical databases produced by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's(OECD) online library of statistical databases, books, and periodicals. Includes OECD Economic Outlook, OECD Economic Survey, Main Economic Indicators, International Direct Investment Statistics Yearbook, and International Migration Outlook. Does not include IEA data.