October 2010 Archives

Crime Databases and Statistics

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Campus Security Statistics
Reported incidents at U.S. colleges.

Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool
Analyze college campus crime statistics with this resource from the Office of Postsecondary Education, part of the U.S. Department of Education.

Safest Cities List
A list of America's safest and most dangerous cities (as of December 2001).

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
From the State University of New York at Albany.

Interpol Most Wanted "Red Notices"

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
Searchable databases of 500+ criminal-justice data collections.

Property Room: Stolen Property Lookup

Crimenet.com
A combined information service on criminal records, stolen property, missing persons, wanted persons, con artists and unsolved crimes.

PoliceForum.org
Site features cops from large jurisdictions and has done lots of stuff on police shootings, etc.

National Registry of Sex Offenders
Links to all the state sex offender databases run by state or local police. Search by zip code for names and addresses of sex offenders in a particular community. Some of these sites, such as Illinois have fairly complete databases. However, some have less than one-third of all sex offenders registered. Be sure to double-check any information you get.

State Sex Offender Registries
Thirty-four states have them, but many are under review for accuracy.

PsychLaws: Tragedies Database
Search by state.

Poynter.org: Crime Coverage Tips for Broadcasters

WHO@ (Working to Halt Online Abuse)
Resources, stats, facts and protection tips about online stalking.

MotherJones.com: Debt to Society/Prison Issues
The site offers a searchable database on the prison systems of all 50 states over a 20-year period, including details on prison spending vs. education spending.

Crime Spider
Links you to one of the best sites on the Web. Type in a word and find information on cybercrime, forensics, the FBI, investigation techniques, serial killers, missing persons, gang violence and more.

Bureau of Justics Statistics: Household Crimes Study

ChicagoCrime.org
Uses Google maps to track crime patterns.

Department of Justice: National Crime Victimization Survey
A searchable database of stats and studies on various crimes.

CriminalWatchDog.com
Provides criminal background reports to employers, landlords or anyone wishing to ensure their safety. Users can access their own private database of saved criminal record reports. U.S. state, county, national, federal and sex offender registry reports are available.

IRE/NICAR Homicide Database
Contains new FBI database that details the age, sex and race information of offenders and victims, as well as other details.

The Crime Library

Jury Verdict Research
A for-profit company that maintains a database of nearly 200,000 verdicts and settlements resulting from personal injury claims.

Disastercenter.com Crime Stats
Search nationally and by state.

Corrections.com Inmate Database
Includes searchable databases of inmates in several states, as well as links to crime fighting organizations and agencies.

IRE and NICAR: Legal Databases
There is a fee for the legal databases.

U.S. DOT: Fatal Accident Reporting System Database
This links to details and samples of the data. NICAR charges for the full database. The data covers 1975-2001 and contains information on automobile accidents on public U.S. roads that resulted in the death of one or more people within 30 days of the accident.

CrimeMapping
Developed by The Omega Group to help law enforcement agencies throughout North America provide the public with valuable information about recent crime activity in their neighborhood.

North Carolina Corrections Database
Prisoners & fun facts about prisoners, such as what they're in for and for how long.

State Cell Phone Use and Texting While Driving Laws

Stanford University: Prison Experiment
An online tour of a 1971 psychology experiment on California college students sent to prison. Photos, video, background. Interesting research.

U.S. Surveillance Statistics
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts on behalf of the U.S. Courts. 2001 Wiretap Report.

BlackBookInfo
Contains links to a number of databases including unclaimed property, railroad accidents, currency converter, attorney and physician profiles, language translators, crime reports, etc.

Social Security Death Records

Public Records Online
Search state-by-state criminal records, real estate information and more.

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Several different kinds of federal statistics on crime and justice.

Department of Justice's Stats Page

LemonLaw.com

PublicRecords.net.

Criminal-Records.com
Search federal court, divorce court, marriage licenses, military records and more.

JoinTogether.org
A study was released project associated with Boston University School of Public Health that found that the 1989 Massachusetts statute that adds jail time when drugs are sold when 1,000 feet of a school (which many states have on their books) has failed to drive drug dealers from school yards.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
A guide to official government statistics and information on various crime stats.

CrimeLynx.com
Legal resource center with expert links, policy and research links.

Bureau of Justice Statistics Jail Population Study
Study: More than 6.5 million adults were jailed, on probation or on parole at the end of last year, a record-high number that represents 3.1 p of the country's total population or 1 of every 32 adults. Look up your state.

2007 FBI Uniform Crime Report
Look up crimes by state, classification, population group, etc.

2007 FBI Bank Robbery Statistics

2006 FBI Violent Crimes Statistics
Review nationally, by region, state, county, city, universities, etc.

2005 FBI Uniform Crime Report

2001 FBI Crime Statistics Summary
Also available as a full-text document.

TBO.com: Crime Tracker
A tool to track crime statistics, neighborhood by neighborhood; from Tampa Bay Online & WFLA-TV.

Crime and Clues: Art and Science of Criminal Investigation
Articles on various crime-scene investigation issues.

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