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Facts & data: Criminology information resources

Library statistics guides

Top Criminology statistics sources

  • Abacus - Data files include social survey files, DLI data, GIS datasets, and geospatial data. Check Abacus if CANSIM is insufficient.
  • BCStats - The Government of British Columbia's Statistics Portal
  • DataBC - Search Government of BC data, including Criminology-related data
  • Juristat - A series of report on topics related to crime, published by and based on the data of Statistics Canada.
  • Police Resources in Canada - Annual reports that examines trends in police personnel and expenditures at the national, provincial and census metropolitan area (CMA) levels, including data by rank and gender.
  • Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics - United States Crime Statistics, provided by the (U.S.) Bureau of Justice Statistics [print]
  • Statistics Canada - A prolific provider of Canadian statistics. Note that navigating Statistics Canada resources can become complex; please feel free to Ask A Librarian for help.
  • Vancouver Police Department Statistics - Local statistics and reports provided by VPD
  • Police Resources in Canada - Statistics Canada

Other Data/Statistics

  • CrimeSolutions.gov - This Office of Justice Programs' site reviews the effectiveness of implemented programs in the areas of "criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services", rating them as either effective, promising, or having no effect.
  • Women Downtown Eastside Vancouver - A web interface between the Downtown Eastside and the public