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CRM 402: Criminology Capstone: Crime-related statistics

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Internet Resources for General Country Information

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Bureau of Justice Statistics (United States)
One of the best places for a variety of criminal justice statistics. Be sure to look at the site's alphabetical listing of publications and the International Justice Statistics section.

International Crime Victim Survey
An important source of criminal justice data, the ICVS is conducted every few years with the purpose of providing a more realistic picture of crime in countries by means of household surveys and by standardizing the definitions of crimes. This site allows you to view some statistics online, as well as browse a complete list of publications based on the Survey.

International Data Base (IDB)
Maintained by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, this is a good source for demographic and socioeconomic information about countries all over the world.

Internet Public Library
Has an extensive listing of online newspapers throughout the world.

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Maine Statistical Analysis Center
A collaborative service of the University of Southern Maine's Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service and the Maine Department of Corrections, the Center publishes the Maine Crime and Justice Data Book online annually.

Statistical Agencies (International)
Another U.S. Census Bureau site, this site provides links to the official statistical agencies of foreign governments, listed alphabetically by country.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Searchable site with links to many publications such as the United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and World Drug Report.

United Nations Statistics Division
A searchable compilation of demographic, economic, social and environmental statistics from many source

Bureau of Justice Statistics RSS Feed

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