Office of the US Courts--The AO maintains data on the
activity of the lower federal courts. Coverage is generally
from 1988-2003, but extends further in some cases. These data
are available here
in .pdf format.
- Bureau of
Justice Statistics--The BJS provides a wealth of crime
and criminal justice data compiled by the US government and
links to available data on other government websites.
Quarterly Supreme Court Collection--The CQ Supreme
Court Collection is part of the CQ Electronic Library in
Databases at Emory. It
contains a variety of data on the United States
Supreme Court regarding opinion activity, decision dynamics,
nominations and justice ideology, among other topics.
- Court Statistics
Project (CSP)--The CSP (hosted by the National Center for State Courts) collects data on
the work of state trial and appellate courts. The CSP produces various statistical
resources on caseloads of state courts, including breakdowns by categories of cases (e.g. civil cases, felonies).
More detailed data files from the CSP are accessible from the NACJD's
State Court Statistics
Center Crime Statistics--Includes crime data (raw totals and crime rates) for all of the U.S. states from
- Federal Bureau of Investigation--The
FBI maintains a number of reports on crime and arrests including
the Uniform Crime Reports. Data are available
here in .pdf and .xls formats.
- General Social Survey (GSS)--The GSS measures
public opinion in the United States on a wide variety of topics of interest to social scientists. The survey, which
began in the early 1970's, provides a (nearly) annual perspective on American attitudes toward government, life,
race, religion, and other social issues. The link here is to the GSS homepage within the National Opinion
Research Center. Sites where researchers
can extract and download specific variables of interest are listed here. The
SDA Archive at Berkeley also holds GSS data
from 1972 to 2006.
- Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Crime Statistics--The GBI maintains state and county-level crime data for the state of Georgia
from 1980-2002. The data from the
Reports and the
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council may be of particular interest.
Department of Corrections--The Georgia DOC maintains prison
population reports and data for the state of Georgia from 2000 onwards in
- International Crime Victims Surveys--
A "victimization" survey performed in sweeps from 1989-2000, with data from the most recent sweep
available and external links to prior surveys. The surveys are also accessible via the