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Government Information on Crime and Justice: Where to Start

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, a frequently used compilation of statistics.

Bureau of Justice Statistics. In addition to the information presented on the homepage of this website, use their Alphabetical Listing of Publications & Products or use the Bureau of Justice Statistics Advanced Search to find information about additional topics such as capital punishment, identity theft, gangs, etc.

Uniform Crime Reports (Federal Bureau of Investigation). Site includes the annual Crime in the United States, Hate Crime Statistics, and more. 

Federal Judicial Statistical Reports

Historical Statistics of the United States (Oviatt library subscription). This digital and print-format edition from Cambridge University Press updates the Census Bureau's 1976 edition; it includes some statistics about crime and justice.