U.S. Dept. of Justice - Bureau of Justice Statistics
The granddaddy of crime statistics sites, with access to the most recent reports, charts and statistical analysis. The information below is from The Bureau of Justice Statistics.
National Center for Victims of Crime Statistics:
- Cost of Crime
- Child Victimization
- Domestic Violence
- Drunk Driving
- Elder Victimization
- Gun Violence
- Hate Crime
- Identity Theft
- Property Crime
- Same-sex Domestic Violence
- Sexual Violence
- Teen Victimization
- Victimization by Race/Ethnicity
- Workplace Violence
- Legislative Summary
Current Death Row Statistics - Stats by race, gender, number of inmates, states with capital punishment, states without capital punishment.
Crime.org - An excellent source for crime statistics links, grouped by federal, state, local, historical, and international categories. Also has some good tutorials on crime statistics.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Statistics - Statistics for DEA arrests, seizures and Emergency room drug mentions.
Internet Fraud Annual Reports - Annual summaries of Internet Fraud compiled by the Internet Fraud Complaint Center.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service ( NCJRS ) An excellent source of statistical data and criminal justice information.Violent Crime Trends
Year Number of offenses Rate per 100,000 inhabitants 2003 1,383,676 475.8 2004 1,367,009 465.5 Percent change -1.2 -2.2 (according to FBI statistics)
Violent Crime Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race
In 2004, most (84.4 percent) arrestees for the commission of a violent crime were adults. By sex, males comprised 82.2 percent of arrestees for violent crime. By race, 60.5 percent of arrestees for violent crime were white and 37.2 percent were black. The remainder were of other races.
Summarized, Specific DOJ Statistics:
Of the 108,580 persons released from prisons in 11 States in 1983, an estimated 62.5% were rearrested for a felony or serious misdemeanor within 3 years, 46.8% were reconvicted, and 41.4% returned to prison or jail.
On a given day in 1994 there were approximately 234,000 offenders convicted of rape or sexual assault under the care, custody, or control of corrections agencies; nearly 60% of these sex offenders are under conditional supervision in the community.
The median age of the victims of imprisoned sexual assaulters was less than 13 years old; the median age of rape victims was about 22 years.
An estimated 24% of those serving time for rape and 19% of those serving time for sexual assault had been on probation or parole at the time of the offense for which they were in State prison in 1991.
Child victimizers (pedophiles)
- Offenders who had victimized a child were on average 5 years older than the violent offenders who had committed their crimes against adults.
- Nearly 25% of child victimizers were age 40 or older, but about 10% of the inmates with adult victims fell in that age range.
- Sixty-seven percent of all victims of sexual assault reported to law enforcement agencies were juveniles (under the age of 18);
- 34% of all victims were under age 12.
- One of every seven victims of sexual assault reported to law enforcement agencies were under age 6.
- Forty percent of the offenders who victimized children under age 6 were juveniles (under the age of 18)
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