Bureau of Justice Statistics



The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the Department of Justice is a principal Federal source of crime and justice statistics. It collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates statistical information on all aspects of the criminal justice system. BJS plays a role in assisting State, tribal, and local governments in gathering and analyzing justice statistics, and disseminating high value information and statistics to inform policymakers, researchers, criminal justice practitioners and the general public.

Select Data Sets/Programs:

  • National Survey of Crime and Safety (NSCS)
  • Law Enforcement Core Statistics Program
  • National Prisoner Statistics (NPS) Program
  • National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)