General links

Please find attached various general links where quantitative data on crime and criminal justice can be found.

  • Dutch Statistical Bureau
    This site contains links to many National Statistical Institutes worlwide. Useful if you need e.g. demographic information.
  • European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI)
    The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI) is the European link in the network of institutes operating within the framework of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme.
  • European Statistics (EUROSTAT)
    Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.
  • FBI Uniform Crime Reports
    The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. Today, several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States.
  • Tilburg University/Intervict: International Crime Victim Survey (ICVS)
    The International Crime Victim Survey (ICVS) is a programme of standardised sample surveys  to look at householders’ experience with crime, policing, crime prevention and feelings of unsafety in a large number of countries.
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
    UNODC collects data on crime and the operation of criminal justice systems on the global level through the annual United Nations Surveys on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems (CTS). UNODC works on the development of standards for national crime and criminal justice information systems and for the conduct of victimization surveys. The office also aims to enhance the cross-national comparability of data through the development of key indicators and data reporting tools. Periodic reports on selected crime issues provide in-depth analysis on key topic of concern at the global and regional level.
  • World Criminal Justice Library Network (WCJLN)
    In this section (Criminal Justice Links Annotated), the WCJLN provides links of criminal justice agencies, institutes, or organizations of each country. Links of each country are arranged in such categories as administration of justice, correction, law and the courts, police and law enforcement, and so on.

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