Why Study Statistics?
Statistics is the science of collecting, analyzing and making inference from data. Statistical methods and analyses are often used to communicate research findings and to support hypotheses and give credibility to research methodology and conclusions. It is important for researchers and also consumers of research to understand statistics so that they can be informed, evaluate the credibility and usefulness of information, and make appropriate decisions.
WARNING: Statistics can be misleading.
How statistics can lie. Uses and abuses of crime statistics
Nationmaster: Comprehensive Database
Numbeo: Crime in India
National Crime Records Bureau (
Office for National Statistics
UK Ministry of Justice
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
National Institute of Justice
The Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool
Nationmaster: Comprehensive DatabaseNationMaster is where stats come alive! We are a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from hundreds of sources. Using the forms below, you can get maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease.
Numbeo: Crime in India
National Crime Records Bureau (Welcome to the website of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), New Delhi, an attached office of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India. Our mandate is to create, maintain and disseminate a secure national database on crime and criminals for law enforcement agencies and promote its use for improving public service delivery.
Crime SurveyThe Crime Survey for England and Wales is an important monitor of the extent of crime in England and Wales. It is used by the Government to evaluate and develop crime reduction policies as well as providing vital information about the changing levels of crime over the last 30 years
Office for National StatisticsThe Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics and is the recognised national statistical institute for the UK. It is responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels.
UK Ministry of JusticeMinistry of Justice publishes a range of statistics relating to the operation of the criminal and civil justice systems, on aspects of criminal justice policy, and on other areas of the department’s responsibility.
Bureau of Justice StatisticsBJS mission: To collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to federal, state, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.
Statistics CanadaThe nature and extent of crime and the administration of criminal and civil justice in Canada. These statistics come within the scope of the following five objectives of the justice system:
Australian Bureau of StatisticsOfficial source for statistical information on Australia.
National Institute of JusticeThe National Institute of Justice — the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. NIJ provides objective and independent knowledge and tools to reduce crime and promote justice, particularly at the state and local levels.
FBIWe regularly publish or contribute to a series of statistical crime reports and publications, detailing specific offenses and outlining trends that can help you better understand crime threats both nationally and locally.
The Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting ToolThe Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool is brought to you by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education. This analysis cutting tool was designed to provide rapid customized reports for public inquiries relating to campus crime and fire data. The data are drawn from the OPE Campus Safety and Security Statistics website database to which crime statistics and fire statistics (as of the 2010 data collection) are submitted annually, via a web-based data collection, by all postsecondary institutions that receive Title IV funding (i.e., those that participate in federal student aid programs). This data collection is required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act.