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Criminal statistics -- United States

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View Resource The White House Social Statistics Briefing Room

The White House Web site has made access to current U.S. social data much easier by establishing the Social Statistics Briefing Room. The power of this site is that it not only offers brief statistics and charts, but that it also links to the agency that is responsible for the data, allowing interested users to obtain much more detailed data when available. The Social Briefing Room contains data...

https://clintonwhitehouse2.archives.gov/fsbr/esbr.html
View Resource Youth Crime Drop

This report issued in December 2000 by the Urban Institute (see the September 9, 1999 Scout Report for Business and Economics presents and analyzes data on juvenile crime in the 1990s. The report examines the most recent FBI data about police arrests and considers how much of the recent drop in crime rates can be attributed to a decrease in juvenile crime and whether the decrease in crime rates...

https://www.urban.org/research/publication/youth-crime-drop
View Resource Crime and Justice Electronic Data Abstracts

The US Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Statistics recently updated this massive database to include selected data through 1996. Lotus spreadsheets (.wk1) are available in 55 subjects covering crimes and arrests, criminal justice, and general demography. The data is "aggregated...from a wide variety of published sources" and presented in this format to facilitate further analysis. Data is...

https://www.bjs.gov/content/dtdata.cfm
View Resource Criminal Victimization 1998: Changes 1997-98 with Trends 1993-98

This new report from the US Department of Justice (USDOJ) Bureau of Justice Statistics reveals that violent and property crimes have again fallen to their lowest rates since the survey began in 1973. The drop in violent crime continues a downward trend that began in 1994, although rape and sexual assault showed no decline from 1997 to 1998. The biggest drop in property crime was motor vehicle...

https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=631
View Resource National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has recently placed an item of interest online. This item concerns a joint Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and FBI effort to create individual records on each crime reported. "Under NIBRS, law enforcement authorities will provide information to the FBI on each criminal incident in 22 broad categories of offenses that occur in their jurisdiction." As part of an...

https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=dcdetail&iid=301
View Resource Crime in the United States: 1998

The FBI has released its annual Crime in the United States report for 1998 (preliminary data discussed in the May 18, 1999 Scout Report for Social Sciences). The report is based on the Bureau's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, which compiles data from over 17,000 city, county, and state law enforcement agencies nationwide. The report is offered in seven sections in .pdf format only: Summary...

https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/1998
View Resource Probation and Parole Populations, 1997

Recently released by the US Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics, this report enumerates the more than 3.9 million men and women on probation or parole in the US at the end of 1997. The report lists the total number of parolees and probationers by region and state, scrutinizes the demographic characteristics of this record-breaking population, and compares the results with the...

https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbse&sid=42
View Resource Correctional Populations in the United States, 1996

Every five to seven years since 1972, the US Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released a comprehensive report that presents data on incarcerated persons in the US. The most recent report, the fifth in the series on correctional populations, has just been released and provides detailed information for 1996, a year in which 3.2 million were on probation, 510,400 were in...

https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=743
View Resource Criminal Victimization 1997: Changes 1996-97 with Trends 1993-97

This new report from the US Department of Justice (USDOJ) Bureau of Justice Statistics reveals that violent and property crimes have fallen to their lowest levels since the Crime Victimization Survey was begun in 1973. Violent crime rates in 1997 were 21% lower than in 1993, while property crime fell 22% from the same year and over 50% from 1973. Some analysts have suggested that the large...

https://www.ncjrs.gov/app/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=1733...
View Resource Crunching Numbers: Crime and Incarceration at the End of the Millennium

This article from the January edition of the National Institute of Justice Journal summarizes, in eight packed pages, significant data on crime and punishment in America over the course of the last century, with emphasis on the last few decades. Among other things, the report examines the recent decline in property crimes comparing figures to other countries, discusses the apparent drop in...

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/jr000242c.pdf
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