This electronic book brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. These data are displayed in over 1,000 tables. The site is updated regularly as new statistics become available. The Sourcebook is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice,Bureau of Justice Statistics. Data tables are organized into six topical sections: Criminal justice characteristics; public opinion; crime and victims; arrests and seizures; courts; prosecution and sentencing; parole; jails, prisons and death penalty.
This chapter includes tables on arrests, correctional facilities and prisoners, courts, crime and crime rates, criminal justice expenditures, criminal victimizations, fire losses, juvenile deliquency and child abuse. Be sure to click the first link on the page to view the entire section; this will include the introduction with a short essay that provides an overview of how crime statistics are collected and reported.
Statistical Analysis Centers are units or agencies at the state government level that use information from all components of the criminal justice system to conduct objective analyses of statewide policy issues.
ISAR contains information on Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) research and activities, and is designed to inform criminal justice researchers, practitioners, and policymakers by summarizing these activities, which are undertaken by the SACs on a broad range of justice issues.