The Census of Public Defender Offices (CPDO), managed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, involves the collection of data from all state- and county-funded public defender offices across the country, including offices that are publicly funded but privately operated and offices that handle capital cases only.
Provides information on offenders who commit violent crime, obtained from the victims through the National Crime Victimization Survey. Information includes age, race, gender, relationship to the victim, whether the offender seemed to be drunk or on drugs, and whether the offender was a gang member.
Tables and data showing trends in inmates' reintroduction into their communities. Includes information on releases from prisons, prison population growth, entries to parole, success rates and recidivism.
Bureau of Justice Statistics provides data on criminal and civil cases as they proceed through the judicial system as well as data on state court sentencing of felons, characteristics of plaintiffs and defendants, and information on offices and systems involved in the judicial process.
Describes two crime measures: the National Crime Victimization Survey, which captures crimes from the victims' perspective, and the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, which covers crimes reported by law enforcement.
Department of Health and Human Services site provides national and state statistics on child abuse and neglect, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, and abuse and neglect of children with disabilities.
Provides links to national data collections and surveys covering federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Includes data on police-public contact, deaths in custody, human trafficking reporting and campus law enforcement agencies.
Bureau of Justice Statistics site provides reports on characteristics of victims of crime, including female victims of sexual violence, youth victims of violent crime, persons with disabilities and households with children. Data are drawn from the National Crime Victimization Survey.