Crime Data, Research, and Policy
Data Center Bombing Incidents -- data from the FBI about
bombing incidents in 1998. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to
of Justice Statistics -- Click
for Probation and Parole figures.
Chicago Crime Data -- an
excellent source for data on crime occurrence in the City of Chicago.
Interactive maps included.
Prevention Through Environmental Design--maintained by the
National Crime Prevention Council, this site discusses how to create
safer neighborhoods and cities by the examining the creation of space,
its use and safety.
Crime Reports -- Enter an
address, a city/state, or a zip code, and get a map of criminal activity
in the area over the past weeks. See where sex offenders live in your
Understanding the Issue -- The Understanding the Issue section
lays out the facts and policy alternatives, while the Public Opinion
section offers a detailed profile of public thinking about the issue.
Violence Information -- from the Office of Violence against Women, U.S. Department
HomePage -- access to uniform crime reports, information on
major investigations, press releases.
Crime: Invest in kids --a national anti-crime organization led
by police chiefs, prosecutors, and crime survivors.
Drugs, and Criminalisation: Final Research Report on Brazil,
China, India, and Mexico (.pdf format) -- a 409 page report put out by
UNESCO, which includes which include "Drug
Trafficking and the State," "Drug Trafficking, Criminal
Organisations and Money Laundering," "Social and Cultural
Dimensions of Drug Trafficking," and "Methodological,
Institutional and Policy Dimensions of the Research on Drug
Trafficking." For the serious student.
Homicide in Chicago,
1870-1930 -- "chronicling 11,000 homicides"
Uniform Crime Reporting
Archive of Criminal Justice Data--over 500 downloadable data
sets with abstracts, as well as links to criminal justice issues
Departments in Large Cities --
trends from 1990 to 2000 among local police departments serving U.S.
cities with 250,000 or more residents
and makes comparisons.
and Security Links--Brought to you by the police notebook with
information on drug abuse, crime prevention, personal safety, etc.
Project--independent factual analysis of sentencing patterns and
State and Local Law
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics Online-- brings together data
about all aspects of criminal justice in the United States presented in
over 600 tables from more than 100 sources. From the Bureau of
(Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse) -- from the
Research Center at Syracuse University, this database provides
independent information about the law enforcement activities of federal
government agencies. Includes charts & graphs, short essays,
and other statistical data.
Criminology Review-- An on-line Criminal Justice Journal
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics.
Crime Reports --in pdf format. The current year's peliminary figures
become available in the fall. Includes full reports for 1995- to
For contact info for federal,
state and local criminal justice agencies, click here.
You may have to search on city and state homepages.