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Statistics and data can provide contextual information for yourself and your readers; it an also give a quantitative viewpoint to a statement. Within the Government & Agencies tab, you will find many organization that will provide their own data and statistics. Within this page, some of this is duplicated but much more detailed.
For More Resources
For more web resources with crime and criminal justice-related statistics that is organized by country, please refer to the Statistical Resources on the World Criminal Justice Library Electronic Network, an online library supported by Criminal Justice scholars around the world.
European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statisticcs
From 1993 to 2011. "The European Sourcebook Group is a group of experts that produces on a regular basis the European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics.
The first European Sourcebook project started in 1996. In that year the Council of Europe established a committee to prepare a compendium of crime and criminal justice data for its member states" (About the ESB).
International Crime Victims Survey (UNICRI)
A part of the United Nations Interrogational Crime and Justice Research Institute, this survey is described as "the most comprehensive analysis of crime, security and safety ever conducted in the European Union" (Introduction).
National Crime Victimization Survey Resource Guide (BJS)
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) series, previously called the National Crime Survey (NCS), has been collecting data on personal and household victimization since 1973" (About). US-focused.
Statistics provided by the United Nations.
Uniform Crime Reports (FBI)
"The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program has been the starting place for law enforcement executives, students of criminal justice, researchers, members of the media, and the public at large seeking information on crime in the nation."
UNODC Data & Analysis
includes the yearly World Drug Report, the global report on human trafficking, as well as statistics, surveys, studies, and journals.
World Prison Population List - Institute for Criminal Policy Research
Provides the details about the number of prisoners held in over 200 prisons across the globe.