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The BJS's compendium of tables in PDF or Excel format on the criminal justice system, crime, courts, public opinion, and more, 1994-2011. Available in other online sources and print, 1977-2003.
Although the no new Sourcebook will be issued, previous editions are still useful as a guide to where data is gathered.
Hosted by ICPSR. Many of the datasets that were used to derive criminal justice statistics are archived here. Datasets may require statistical software (SPSS, Stata, R, SAS) for processing, but many datasets offer online analysis tools for data exploration.
This guide is intended to aid researchers looking for data or statistics on crime, prisons and prisoners, law enforcement and courts in the United States. Resources range from printed reports with tables, Excel files, and data sets for use with statistical packages.