Statistics based upon: Age, Citizenship, Ethnicity, Gender, Offenses, Prison Safety, Prison Security Levels, Programs, Race, Restricted Housing and Sentences Imposed.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is the primary source for criminal justice statistics in the United States.
Statistics on inmates returning to the community after serving time in prison.
The nature and extent of contact between police officers and residents varies by whether the contact was initiated by the police or by the resident. These contacts occur for many reasons: police provide services to community members; residents seek information or report crimes to police officers; residents are passengers or drivers during a traffic stop; police could stop residents in public places for suspicious behavior; make arrests; search residents or their vehicles; and officers could use or threaten use of physical force. BJS measures the nature and extent of these contacts by surveying individuals in a nationally representative sample of households.
The Sentencing Project compiles state-level criminal justice data from a variety of sources. Using the three tabs below, you can navigate between interactive features that allow you to access and use these data. In the State Data Map, you can roll over states for a quick snapshot of key figures from each state and click on any state to see more data. You can also use the dropdown menu to display different datasets on the map. Under Detailed State Data, you can access full datasets for each state and compare states. In State Rankings, you can see how states stack up against each other in different areas.
NCIC is regarded as the lifeline of law enforcement — an electronic clearinghouse of crime data that can be tapped into by virtually every criminal justice agency nationwide, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It helps criminal justice professionals apprehend fugitives, locate missing persons, recover stolen property, and identify terrorists. It also assists law enforcement officers in performing their duties more safely and provides information necessary to protect the public.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons produces annual national- and state-level data on the number of prisoners in state and federal prison facilities. Aggregate data are collected on race and sex of prison inmates, inmates held in private facilities and local jails, system capacity, noncitizens, and persons age 17 or younger. Findings are released in the Prisoners series and the Corrections Statistical Analysis Tool (CSAT) – Prisoners. Data are from the 50 state departments of correction, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and until 2001, from the District of Columbia (after 2001, felons sentenced under the District of Columbia criminal code were housed in federal facilities).
Crime Data Explorer, an online interactive data tool enables law enforcement and the public to more easily access, view, and understand the massive amounts of UCR data currently collected and published by the FBI UCR Program.
The FBI has gathered crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the nation that have voluntarily participated in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program since 1930. These data have been published each year, and since 1958, have been available in the publication Crime in the United States (CIUS). As a supplement to CIUS, the FBI, in cooperation with the Bureau of Justice Statistics, provides this site that allows users to build their own customized data tables.
Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the Center for Responsive Politics is the nation’s premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Our vision is for Americans to be empowered by access to clear and unbiased information about money’s role in politics and policy and to use that knowledge to strengthen our democracy.