Data & Statistics

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Includes a link to BJS publications, which summarizes the movement of prisoners into and out of death sentence status during the year - many stats, including Prisons & Expenditures
Data and Statistics in the Social Sciences, Yale University Research Guide
Sources for locating published statistics on topics broadly related to the social sciences, as well as numeric datasets for statistical analysis.
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
NCJRS hosts one of the largest criminal and juvenile justice libraries and databases in the world, the NCJRS Abstracts Database. The collection, with holdings from the early 1970s to the present, contains more than 205,000 publications, reports, articles, and audiovisual products from the United States and around the world. These resources include statistics, research findings, program descriptions, congressional hearing transcripts, and training materials.
Sourcebook for Criminal Justice Statistics
1973-current - UES; the Sourcebook brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice (including juvenile justice) in the United States. Topics include: criminal justice characteristics; public opinion; types of crime; victims; arrests and seizures; courts, prosecution, sentencing; and parole, jails, prisons and death penalty.
The Black Youth Project
The Black Youth Project was a national research project launched in 2004 that examined the attitudes, resources, and culture of African American youth ages 15 to 25, exploring how these factors and others influence the decision-making, norms, and behavior of black youth.
The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC), The University of Chicago
The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to promoting engaged scholarship and debate around the topics of race and ethnicity.
Vera Institute of Justice
The Vera Institute of Justice combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit center for justice policy and practice, with offices in New York City, Washington, DC, and New Orleans. Projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the world.