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U.S. Federal Data Sources

There are 2 major sources of statistics in criminal justice: Uniform Crime Reports and Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics.

  • Uniform Crime Reports
    Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) is the comprehensive collection of US crime statistics produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States. Available electronically since 1995 and in paper back to 1930. Our collection dates back to 1946. The California State Library has the title back to 1930.
  • Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
    National statistics in 6 areas: criminal justice system characteristics; public attitudes about crime; known offenses; persons arrested; defendant judicial processing; Persons under correctional supervision. Electronically available since 1994 and paper since 1973. CEASED AS A GOVERNMENT PUBLICATION. SOME TABLES UPDATED PERIODICALLY.

Other World Sources

    Cross-national UNODC crime statistics for over 120 countries are available on this page covering the period 2003 to 2008. Statistics on police-recorded offences and identified victims are available by crime type. Statistics on the response of the criminal justice system are divided according to police, prosecution, court and prison statistics.
  • European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics
    Started in 1996, the Council of Europe established a committee to prepare a compendium of crime and criminal justice data for its member states. Information was collected from 36 European countries covering the period 1990 to 1996. It included both statistical data and information on the statistical rules and the definitions behind these figures.
  • Eurostat
    Statistics from the European Union on all topics including criminal justice.

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