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Resources for New York State Criminal Justice Statistics

Having trouble finding quality resources for New York State Criminal Justice statistics? Not anymore you’re not! There are a multitude of resources, available online, that are both reputable and comprehensive in compiling and reporting statistical information for Criminal Justice. The following are just a handful of the many resources currently available.

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services contains a wealth of statistics pertinent to the study of Criminal Justice. The department is authorized to gather crime and criminal justice processing data from law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and corrections agencies throughout New York State. Included on the site are numerous charts, tables, and indexes of statistics covering a broad range of topics. Among the many charts and tables offered by the NYS DCJS is a table of Law Enforcement Personne organized by county. There is also an index of violent and property crimes reported to law enforcement, which can be viewed by Region, County Totals, or by Agency. Additionally, there is a chart of Crime Rates and Counts by County, a table of Hate Crime Incidents by reporting agency over the last five years, and a series of tables of Juvenile Arrests / Criminal Activity.

In addition to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, there are also national resources that incorporate statistics at the state level. First there is the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, which brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. Another great resource is Crime in the United States, which is published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reports. This is an annual publication in which the FBI compiles volume and rate of criminal offenses for the nation, the states, and individual agencies. Lastly, we have the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data . According to their website, the NACJD provides users with criminological and criminal justice data collections on specific topics, custom subsetting of selected data files through their online Survey Documentation and Analysis, and assistance with the retrieval and use of files obtained from the archive.

If you have any questions or need help finding Criminal Justice statistics, please contact our Bibliographer for Criminal Justice, Mary Jane Brustman. You can contact her by email at mbrustman@uamail.albany.edu, or by phone at 442-3540.

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