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CRJ362 for Online Students: Finding Gov't Info

Library guide for students taking CRJ362 online.

Government Statistics and Reports

Google Advanced Search

Often a Google Advanced Search limiting to .gov domains and .pdf files will return useful results.


Government agencies are continually collecting statistics which can be very useful in a research project. Some excellent sources for statistics collected by federal government agencies include:

American FactFinder
Find and download Census data for individual cities or states.

A new resource from the federal government designed to help you find and download data collected by the federal government. For GIS users, geospatial data is also available in

A searchable database of statistics generated by agencies of the U.S. Government.

Uniform Crime Reports
Compilation of annual crime statistics for the United States

GAO Reports - browse reports of the Gov't Accounting Office by topic.  The GAO is an independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress.

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service disseminates publications from the United States Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) agencies, as well as the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and National Institute of Corrections (NIC).

PA Office of Attorney General
For crime reports and articles, go to Crime dropdown menu and go to Reports/Articles