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Criminal Justice Research Methods 301

U.S. Criminal Justice Data

Bureau of Justice Statistics
The primary source for U.S. criminal justice data.
Bureau of Justice Statistics Arrest Data Analysis Tool
Tool allows you to generate tables and figures of arrest data from 1980 onward. You can view national arrest estimates, customized either by age and sex or by age group and race, for many offenses. This tool also enables you to view data on local arrests.
2021 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics
Annual report from the U.S. Sentencing Commission. This Sourcebook contains descriptive statistics on the application of the federal sentencing guidelines and provides selected district, circuit, and national sentencing data. Previous Sourcebooks (1996-2000) also available.
Federal Crime Case Processing Statistics
"Users can generate various statistics in the areas of federal law enforcement, prosecution/courts, and incarceration for the years between 1998 and 2020. Users can also look up data based on title and section of the U.S. Criminal Code for the years between 1994 and 2020. This data tool includes offenders held for violating federal laws."
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: Statistical Briefing Book
Data on juvenile crime and victimization and youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
Recidivism and Reentry
Data and reports from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
States of Incarceration: The Global Context 2021
Graph showing the incarceration rates of every U.S. state alongside those of the other nations of the world. From the Prison Policy Iniative.

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