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Bureau of Justice Statistics
Contains statistical information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government as well as information on the characteristics and movements of the federal prison population through the National Prisoner Statistics, the Federal Justice Statistics Program, and the Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Facilities.
Crime in the U.S.
The FBI’s UCR Program is a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of nearly 18,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting data on crimes brought to their attention. Since 1930, the FBI has administered the UCR Program and continued to assess and monitor the nature and type of crime in the Nation. The program’s primary objective is to generate reliable information for use in law enforcement administration, operation, and management; however, its data have over the years become one of the country’s leading social indicators. Criminologists, sociologists, legislators, municipal planners, the media, and other students of criminal justice use the data for varied research and planning purposes.
Hate Crime Statistics, FBI
An annual publication in which the FBI provides data on the number of incidents, offenses, victims, and offenders in reported crimes that were motivated in whole or in part by a bias against the victim’s perceived race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or disability.
Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted, FBI
An annual publication in which the FBI provides data on officers feloniously or accidentally killed and officers that were assaulted while performing their duties.
National Archive of Criminal Justice
The archive offers a user-friendly interface to download data on criminal justice. The site includes Quick Tables of statistics and an on-line analysis tool, Data Analysis System (DAS).
National Incident-Based Reporting System
The National Incident-Based Reporting System, or NIBRS, was implemented to improve the overall quantity and quality of crime data collected by law enforcement by capturing more detailed information on each single crime occurrence. NIBRS’ first annual published compilation of data covered calendar year 2011, and NIBRS data was also used to publish several specialized reports on topics such as sex offenses, human trafficking, and federal crime data.