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Bureau of Justice Statistics

  • Data Analysis Tools (U.S.)
    Various web based tools for providing data and tables on various topics.
  • Crime & Justice Electronic Data Abstract spreadsheets
    Spreadsheets are aggregated data from a wide variety of published sources, intended for analytic use include crime, justice & sociodemographic variables (often contain data over time and by jurisdiction).

    Most of these files are in .csv format which can be easily read by most spreadsheet and statistical programs, & many word processors. A few of the holdings are a collection of files which are archived into one .zip file to facilitate transfer from the Internet.
  • Statistical Briefing Book
    Enables users to access online information via OJJDP's Web site to learn more about juvenile crime and victimization and about youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Developed for OJJDP by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, SBB provides timely and reliable statistical answers to the most frequently asked questions from policymakers, the media, and the general public. In addition, the data analysis and dissemination tools available through SBB give users quick and easy access to detailed statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics.
  • Compendium of National Juvenile Justice Data Sets  
    Resources on juvenile offending, victimization, and contact with the juvenile justice system. Data sets include, but are not limited to, the characteristics of violent juvenile offenders, student victimization at school, sexual activity, and substance use.
  • BJS Raw Data
    files to this page as they become available. The datasets listed on this page are: "raw" or unaggregated data intended for analytic use include crime, justice and sociodemographic variables.
    Categories include: Corrections, Courts and sentencing, Law Enforcement, & Victimization.
  • Federal Criminal Case Processing Statistics
    comprehensive information describing suspects and defendants processed in the federal criminal justice system. FCCPS tool is an interface that can be used to analyze federal case processing data. Users can generate various statistics in the areas of federal law enforcement, prosecution/courts and incarcerations, and based on title and section of the U.S. Criminal Code. Data are available for the years from 1998 to 2013. This tool includes offenders held for violating federal laws. It excludes commitments from the D.C. Superior Court.

Data Archives

    The California State University Social Science Research and Instructional Center provides support for CSU student, faculty, and staff users of subscription data bases from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the Field Poll, and the Roper Center, as well as of unrestricted data bases.
  • National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NAJCD)
    Mission: to facilitate research in criminal justice & criminology, through the preservation, enhancement, & sharing of computerized data resources; through the production of original research based on archived data; & through specialized training workshops in quantitative analysis of crime & justice data.


  • Infobase of State Activities and Research (ISAR)
    Is the only comprehensive electronic clearinghouse of its kind. It contains information on Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) research and activities, and is designed to inform criminal justice researchers, practitioners, and policymakers by summarizing these activities, which are undertaken by the SACs on a broad range of justice issues.

    Statistical Analysis Centers are state agencies that conduct objective analyses to meet critical planning needs and address statewide and systemwide criminal justice policy issues. JRSA surveys the SACs annually to determine the types of research and analytical activities in which they are involved, and the types of publications they produce. Survey results are entered into this Infobase.

    ISAR doesn't provide statistics but identified agencies that can provide data.

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