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Criminal Justice: U.S. Government Web Resources

System of law enforcement, the bar, judiciary, corrections, & probation that is directly involved in the apprehension, prosecution, defense, sentencing, incarceration, & supervision of those suspected of or charged with criminal offenses. Credo Reference

Federal Criminal Justice Websites

 - "The FBI doesn’t just solve cases and prevent attacks. We also provide a range of services and resources to our many partners and to the general public.  That includes crime statistics, criminal background checks, laboratory services, training, victim assistance, and more."

National Criminal Justice Reference Service - the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

Office on Violence Against Women

United States Department of Justice - Click here for links to 62 Department of Justice Divisions, Programs, Initiatives, and Components. For example, the DEA, Civil Rights Division, Elder Justice Initiative, U.S. Marshal's Service, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and National Security Division.

Crime and Related Statistics


Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis - The Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Education. This analysis cutting tool was designed to provide rapid customized reports for public inquiries relating to campus crime and fire data. The data are drawn from the OPE Campus Safety and Security Statistics website database to which crime statistics and fire statistics are submitted annually.

Bureau of Justice Statistics Resource Center - The Bureau of Justice Statistics, through its Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center (FJSRC), compiles comprehensive information describing suspects and defendants processed in the federal criminal justice system. The Federal Criminal Case Processing Statistics (FCCPS) tool is an interface that can be used to analyze federal case processing data. 

CRIME Statistics   by: State and Local

FBI Crime Statistics - The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program has been the starting place for law enforcement executives, students of criminal justice, researchers, and the public-at-large seeking information on crime in the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics.

Today, four annual publications:

are produced from data received from over 18,000 city, university/college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily participating in the program. The crime data are submitted either through a state UCR Program or directly to the FBI’s UCR Program.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data - Established in 1978, the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) archives and disseminates data on crime and justice for secondary analysis. The archive contains data from over 2,700 curated studies or statistical data series. NACJD is home to several large-scale and well known datasets, including the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), and the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods (PHDCN). 

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics - The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 published and unpublished sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States.