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Criminal Justice: Statistics

A guide to Criminal Justice resources and library research.

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Criminal Justice Statistics



U.S. Department of Justice

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Federal government site providing information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.  Data used by Federal, State, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring efficient and evenhanded justice.


DEA Stats & Facts

Stats and facts from the US Drug Enforcement Administration.


National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

The NACJD is responsible for archiving and distributing crime and research data.  Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice agencies and receiving data colllections from them.



NCJRS Statistics

With the National Criminal Justice Reference Service you can find statistics for the crime or topic that interests you.  Statistics are found in articles and links.  Include “statistics” in your search of the database


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Statistical Briefing Book

A site designed to make it easy to find basic statistical information on juvenile offending, victimization of juveniles, and involvement of youth in the juvenile justice system.


Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online

A website containing data from more than 100 sources covering many aspects of criminal justice in the United States.  The site is updated regularly as new statistics become available.  Data is displayed in over 1,000 tables and these tables are organized into six topics: criminal justice characteristics; public opinion; crime, victims; arrests, seizures; courts, prosecution, sentencing; parole, jails, prisons, death penalty.



Uniform Crime Reports

Conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Uniform Crime Reporting Program was developed to provide reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation.  Since 1930 the FBI has been collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics.  Data is gathered from nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the U.S.  Several annual statistical publications are available online.  Crime in the United States is a comprehensive publication.  Other available publications focus on specific facets of crime such as hate crime and the murder and assaults on law enforcement officers.


National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

World Wide Incidents Tracking System

The Global Terrorism Database (GTD) is an open-source database including information on terrorist events around the world from 1970 through 2017 (with additional annual updates planned for the future). Unlike many other event databases, the GTD includes systematic data on domestic as well as transnational and international terrorist incidents that have occurred during this time period and now includes more than 180,000 cases. For each GTD incident, information is available on the date and location of the incident, the weapons used and nature of the target, the number of casualties, and--when identifiable--the group or individual responsible.




Massachusetts State Police CrimeSOLV

View tables and charts of crime data from police agencies in Massachusetts which report data to the Crime Reporting Unit in the format of the "National Incident Based Reporting System.