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Bureau of Justice Statistics
Provides information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Published by the U.S. Department of Justice, this is the largest compendium of facts and data about criminal justice in the U.S.
Uniform Crime Reports - FBI
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is administered by the FBI to provide reliable, uniform crime statistics for the U.S. This website provides information about the program and links to publications derived from the data.
Provides access to statistical information produced by agencies of the U.S. Federal government, including the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Bureau of Prisons, DEA, FBI, and the Office of Immigration Statistics.
U.S. Census Bureau - Criminal Justice Statistics
Provides statistical data on a range of topics including capital punishment statutes, inmates on death row, inmate sexual victimization, inmate deaths, criminal justice expenditures, and a variety of facility data.
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
BJA Home Page
BJA is the agency tasked with providing leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development.
Department of Justice (DOJ)
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Other Government Websites
Key Organizations & Websites
The Sentencing Project
A national organization working for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing law and practice, and alternatives to incarceration. The website features reliable content with data-driven analysis in the areas of sentencing, incarceration, racial disparity in the criminal justice system, drug policy, and felony disenfranchisement.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
An international organization for law enforcement programs, advocacy, and research.
National Center for Victims of Crime
Organization dedicated to service victims of criminal acts, providing research, advocacy, training, and resources.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
BJS Home Page
BJS collects, analyzes, and distributes justice statistics from all levels of government.
The Justice System
A Flow-chart and description of events in the Justice System.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
National Criminal Justice Reference Services (NCJRS)