Criminal Justice Sources
The federal Bureau of Justice Statistics collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
Crime in the United States is the annual publication in which the FBI compiles volume and rate of crime offenses for the nation, the states, and individual agencies. This report also includes arrest, clearance, and law enforcement employee data.
The National Criminal Justice Reference service is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Justice. It offers justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
In addition to providing access to Crime in the United States and Uniform Crime Statistics, the FBI website provides a host of other statistics, serves as a portal to each of the state-based sexual offender registries and offers a wealth of historical materials on notorious criminals and famous crimes.
This resource was created through a cooperative effort between jurisdictions hosting public sex offender registries (“Jurisdictions”) and the federal government and is offered free of charge to the public. These Jurisdictions include the 50 states, U.S. Territories, the District of Columbia, and participating tribes.
The Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
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