"A national non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment." Includes information about executions in the U.S. since 1976.
"Criminal history data from the FBI and state record repositories to study recidivism patterns of various offenders, including persons on probation or discharged from prison. The latest study of state prisoners estimated the recidivism patterns of about 400,000 persons released from state prisons in 30 states in 2005."
"The Bureau of Justice (BJS) provides freely available information about crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of the government. The Nation's two crime measures -- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Justice (BJS) and a statement of the purposes and advantages of the Uniform Crime Reporting and the National Crime Victimization Survey. "After summarizing the collection methods that the two statistical programs use and highlighting the aspects of crime that each measures, the statement concludes with similarities and differences."
"Includes the most recent statistical abstracts for states published since 2000, plus those issued in late 2011. For some states, a near equivalent has been listed in substitution for, or in addition to, a statistical abstract. All sources contain statistical tables on a variety of subjects for the state as a whole, its component parts, or both."
"The mission of the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) is to facilitate research in criminal justice and criminology, through the preservation, enhancement, and sharing of computerized data resources; through the production of original research based on archived data; and through specialized training workshops in quantitative analysis of crime and justice data."
"Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide." (Public Access)
"The survey (NCVS) is the nation's primary source of information on criminal victimization. "NCVS collects information from victims on nonfatal violent and property crimes, reported and not reported to the police, against persons age 12 or older. Each year, data are obtained from a nationally representative sample of about 90,000 households, comprising nearly 160,000 persons, on the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States. Each household is interviewed twice during the year." NCVS looks at crime as experienced by victims."
"The U.S. Census Bureau terminated the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program effective October 1, 2011. The Statistical Compendia program is comprised of the Statistical Abstract of the United States and its supplemental products—the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book and the County and City Data Book. To access the most current data, please refer to the organizations cited in the source notes for each table of the Statistical Abstract."
"The FBI's UCR program, which began in 1929, collects information on the following crimes reported to law enforcement authorities: homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Arrests are reported for 21 additional crime categories." The UCR measures crime as reported to law enforcement agencies."
"Collects data from a nationally representative sample of local jails on jail inmate populations, jail capacity, and related information. The collection began in 1982 and has been conducted annually, except for years 1983, 1988, 1993, 1999, and 2005, during which a complete census of U.S. local jails was conducted."
"Annual and semiannual national and state-level data that includes the number of prisoners in state and federal prison facilities. Aggregate data are collected on age, race, and sex, inmates held in private facilities and local jails, system capacity, non-citizens, and persons under age 18."