CSCR 35000 Punishment, Prisons and Democracy

Crime and Corrections

U.S. Department of Justice

  • Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
    Provides comprehensive information diverse aspects of the federal criminal justice system, including law enforcement, prosecution, courts and incarceration.
  • Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics
    Statistics collected by the FBI from law enforcement agencies across the United States.
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Statistical Briefing Book
    The offers through its Statistical Briefing Book, data analysis tools on juvenile crime and provides easy access to detailed statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics.

New York State


U.S. Census Bureau

  • American FactFinder
    Official Census Bureau tool to find statistical data. Use "Quick Facts" to access basic tables for cities, counties, and states (tip - select " more data sets"). Go to " Getting detailed data" for more data on specific topics.
  • American Community Survey
    A nationwide survey designed to "provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing." It collects information such as age, race, income, commute time to work, home value, veteran status, and other important data.
  • USA Counties
    An easy way to search for county information in many different categories of information, including Age, Agriculture, Banking, Building Permits, County Business Patterns, Crime, Earnings, Education, Health, Households, Housing, Income, Manufactures, Poverty, Race and Hispanic Origin, Retail Trade, and Wholesale Trade.
  • State & County QuickFacts
    Summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various Census Bureau programs.

Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • BEARFacts
    Provides charts and data about a region's (including counties) personal income and gross domestic product.
  • GDP & Personal Income Mapping
    Create maps to compare counties by various economic data

Bureau of Labor Statistics

National Center for Education Statistics

National Center for Education Statistics
Provides a wide range of educational statistics from literacy to educational attainment to school crime. For most categories, where regional information is provided, school districts, rather than counties, are used.

Contact Us

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John Henderson

Social Sciences Librarian
(607) 274-1961


FedStats: the US government website that provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government.