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Collections of Statistical Resources Arranged by Topics
Crimes, Criminals, Courts, Incarceration and Probation
Bureau of Justice Statistics (US Dept. of Justice)
These statistics focus on what happens to the people who have been identified as being perpetrators of a crime. Some of the areas of focus include: Finding of guilt or innocence; Sentencing of those who either plead or were found to be guilty; Terms of punishment, Parole & probation; as well as overall census information about the various functions, staffing and budgeting of the country's 17,000 law enforcement agencies.
Unifiorm Crime Reports (US Federal Bureau of Investigation)
Crime statistics collected from every state & local law enforcement agency in the US. The primary focus is analysis of crimes that were reported to any law enforcement agency. The raw data was submitted by over 17,000 agencies, so there is a delay before the national aggregates are compiled by the FBI. Some of the core statistics include: Hate crime statistics; Age specific arrest rates; Race specific arrest rates; and Law enforcement officers killed or assaulted.
Statistics & Reports from Federal Courts in the USA
This collection of statistics resources only covers FEDERAL courtrooms, operations and case loads within the USA, from all 50 states and its territories.
Statistics & Reports about State Courts from all 50 states in the USA
Although there is not a lot of standardized data collection comparing the state court cases in all 50 states, these resources compiled by the National Center for State Courts come the closest in centralizing data that allows you to compare two or more different state court systems in a unified manner. This website does not include data from Federal courts.
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