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Crime in the United States. New York: Bernan Press. (Reference and Reference Desk latest edition, Ref HV 6787.A32)
The BJS publishes reports online and in print. Statistics in the areas of law enforcement, prosecution, courts and sentencing, corrections (including capital punishment), and expenditure and employment.
Campus crime statistics for colleges and universities across the United States, including searches of the Dept. of Education database, and links to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports statistics for over 400 colleges.
A National Institute of Justice site with research which rates the effectiveness of criminal justice programs and practices for practitioners and policy makers intended to figure out what works, what doesn't, and what's promising in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services.
New York State criminal justice statistics and a Directory of NYS Criminal Justice Agencies.
The Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP) database containing information about suspects and defendants processed in the Federal criminal justice system.
Over 550 data collections relating to criminal justice. Download data and/or compile and manipulate raw data to create your own statistical tables.
State Statistics Information, National Institute of Corrections
The NYC CCRB's monthly statistical reports.
New York City Police Department crime statistics citywide, by borough, or by precinct (pdf files).
Data from more than 100 published and unpublished state and federal sources on many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. Updated regularly.
Generate reports from 1986 to the latest monthly data from TRAC (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse) at Syracuse University.
Statistical crime reports and publications, detailing specific offenses and outlining national and local trends in crime. Includes: , , , and with data from over 18,000 city, university/college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies. Use the FBI's Crime Data Explorer, their interactive data site, for visualizations, maps and graphs to compile and download UCR data.
Prison population demographics and incarceration rates for over 200 countries.
Statistical profiles and international rankings of various criminal topics such as police officers, kidnappings, murder rates, etc.
Data on reported crimes and the operations of criminal justice systems globally. The
UN statistics focuses on drugs, human trafficking, corruption, terrorism and organized crime. Links to some full text documents and the annual World Drug Report.
The UNODC's data and analysis page including the following reports on many different aspects of crime, not solely drug offenses: