Government Resources · Crime & Criminal Justice

Federal

Bureau of Justice Statistics
Official government reports on crime, offenders, victims and the operation of the justice system at all levels.
Campus Security Statistics Online
Department of Education site with crime statistics from college campuses.
Crime and Justice - Reports and Statistics
Links to a variety of criminal justice sources, including the FBI and prison directories.
Crime & Justice Data Online
An easy-to-use search page for crime statistics down to the local level.
Death Penalty Information Center
Compilation of research and statistics on the death penalty from an opposition advocacy group.
FBI Uniform Crime Reports
Nationwide crime data based on reports from law enforcement agencies around the country.
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Information on the federal prison system, including a directory of facilities.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Reports, statistics, and surveys on all aspects of crime, crime prevention, and law enforcement.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention - Statistical Briefing Book
Basic information on juvenile crime and victimization. Use the "Data Analysis Tools" for local level statistics.
Racial Profiling Data Collection Resource Center at Northeastern University
Central clearinghouse for police agencies, legislators, community leaders, social scientists, legal researchers, and journalists to access information about current data collection efforts, legislation and model policies, police-community initiatives, and methodological tools that can be used to collect and analyze data.
U.S. Marshals Service
U.S. Marshals local district offices, responsibilities and history of the service, fugitive investigations (including Most Wanted notices), etc.
World Factbook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Descriptions of the political and legal systems plus crime statistics for 42 countries.

State

Ohio Attorney General’s Office
Link to the top law enforcement agency in Ohio.
Ohio Correctional Institutions
Detailed Information on each correctional facility in Ohio, including number of inmates and year founded.
Ohio Crime Victims Services
Agency charged with assisting crime victims and their families.
Ohio Department of Public Safety - Private Investigator/Security Guard
Private investigator and security guard registry for Ohio.
Ohio Offender Database Search
Database of all prisoners in Ohio correctional facilities, listing offense, date of imprisonment, inmate number, and sentence.
Ohio Public Defender
Links to County PD offices with information and statistics on the death penalty in Ohio, including convictions by race of defendant and victim, and list of death row inmates.
Ohio Rehabilitation and Corrections Department
Information on Ohio prisons with links to other criminal justice programs.

County

Hamilton County Clerk of Courts
A comprehensive name search is available to search Common Pleas and Municipal, civil and criminal cases, judgments, and tickets (citations). Traffic citation information also available. Note: Public Internet access to some court documents has been blocked to protect citizen privacy. See Clerk of Courts press release for details.
Hamilton County Prosecutor
Site featuring the Parole Watch for Hamilton County felons and the nonsupport most wanted list.
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
Local county crime statistics and links to local law enforcement sites.

Local

Cincinnati Monitor
Includes a link to the Indepedent Monitor’s first quarterly report.
Cincinnati Police Information Guide
Resources for understanding our city’s police force, past and present.
City of Cincinnati Police
Site with data that includes statistics on neighborhood crime and information on upcoming police examinations.
Neighborhood Support Center
Organization dedicated to accumulating and processing information concerning neighborhood drugs, crime, and quality of life issues. Volunteers are being recruited for this project.
Office of National Drug Control Policy - Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse
Profile of drug indicators for Cincinnati.
Officer.com
Collection of links on law enforcement agencies, associations, police training and employment.
Ohio Service for Crime Opportunity Reduction
Reports on current and past projects (such as the Report on Open-Air Drug Dealing in Cincinnati), as well as current city, state, and national crime statistics.
Police-Community Relations in Cincinnati
Collaborative 2002 Agreement for reforms and initiatives intended to reduce social strife in the city.
TipCincinnati
Use this site to submit an anonymous report about a crime or the location of a suspect.
USACOPS - Directory of Local Law Enforcement
National directory of police departments, sheriffs’ offices, officers and other law enforcement agencies.