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Law Enforcement Statistics: Links to Other Resources

Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Bureau of Justice Statistics is a component of the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice. The bureau supports the collections, analysis, publications, and dissemination of information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

Bureau of Justice Statistics Justice Survey Software
The Bureau of Justice Statistics developed the Bureau of Justice Statistics Justice Survey Software (BJSjss) to assist local agencies in administering community level citizen surveys using standardized questions from the National Crime Victimization Survey and other sources. Data can be collected either directly from respondents via the Internet or indirectly through the use of trained interviewers. The software is free, providing cost effective automation of data collections, and is suitable for use by law enforcement agencies, government, and academia. BJSjss can be used over the Internet, on a local Intranet, or can be run Stand-alone on a laptop or kiosk. Surveys and forms can be setup with full video support, simple audio, or plain text.

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) preserves and distributes computerized crime and justice data from federal agencies, state agencies, and investigator-initiated research projects to users for secondary statistical analysis. Founded in 1978 as a part of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, the NACJD is supported by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Institute of Justice in the U.S. Department of Justice.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. This section of the website is dedicated to publications on criminal justice statistics.

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. It is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Uniform Crime Reports
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, a data-collection program administered through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) collects, publishes, and archives crime statistics. Annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States.

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