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Criminal Justice

Resources and help for topics relating to criminal justice.

About This Page

This part of the Criminal Justice Research Guide contains statistics and data sources for related topics to include, including court systems, crime statistics, caseloads, and many other topics. Most of the links here are publicly accessible unless otherwise noted. 

Crime Statistics

This guide is from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. It gives an overview of the survey and methodology and discusses access to data files and options for online analysis.


Statistics - Court and Related Topics

This webpage from the Bureau of Justice Statistics provides a statistical overview and lists relevant publications.

This is a guide from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data.  It provides an overview of federal statistical program agencies and their data collection efforts with access to dataset files.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), through its Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center (FJSRC), compiles comprehensive information describing suspects and defendants processed in the Federal criminal justice system. The goal of FJSRC is to provide uniform case processing statistics across all stages of the Federal criminal justice system.  This website creates custom tables and provides links to publications.

This webpage from the Bureau of Justice Statistics provides summary findings, selected statistics, and a list of data collections (many available in the National Archive for Criminal Justice Data).

Statistical tables on the caseload of the federal Judiciary for the 12-month period ending March 31 address the work of the U.S. courts of appeals, district courts, and bankruptcy courts, as well as the federal probation and pretrial services system.

This annual statistical report is published by the U.S. Sentencing Commission and provides descriptive figures, tables, and charts, and selected district, circuit, and national sentencing data.

TRAC is a data gathering, data research, and data distribution organization at Syracuse University.  The public web site, TRACReports, provides information on selected federal enforcement agencies, special topical reports, and "bulletins" about federal enforcement, staffing, and expenditures.  Look here for data on U.S. federal criminal prosecutions and data from individual federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Agency, Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of Homeland Security.


Prosecution Statistics

The Bureau of Justice Statistics presents summary findings, publications, and related links.