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Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice Statistics

This Research Guide provides assistance in doing research in criminal justice.

General Statistics- Please see research topics for more specific statistic sources.

Basic Compilations

The Courts

New Jersey Statistics

New Jersey State Police -- In addition to the Uniform Crime Reports, New Jersey publishes special series on domestic violence, carjacking, and bias incidents.

Detailed Data

Bureau of Justice Statistics - provides much data, including these data analysis tools

ICPSR is the largest social science data archive, covering many topics relevant to criminal justice

National Archive of Criminal Justice Statistics - hosted by ICPSR, contains most of the large-scale studies of the criminal justice system

Roper iPoll and Roper Express can be a source of public opinion data on crime and law enforcement.  Also see Polling the Nations.

Hall of Justice: Hall of Justice is a project of the Sunlight Foundation. It is a robust, searchable inventory of publicly available criminal justice datasets and research.


Statistical Databases at Rutgers

  • Statista (Rutgers-restricted)-- "Statista gathers data from over 18,000 sources, including market reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases."--from the library introduction page
  • Data-Planet (Rutgers-restricted)-- Extensive datasets from "US Federal, US State, International, and Nonprofit organizational sources." -- from the library introduction page
  • Policy Map (Rutgers-restricted)--An online data and mapping application that provides access to over 10,000 indicators related to demographics, housing, income, crime, mortgages, health, jobs, and more.

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