Raw data at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD)
BJS stores the full data sets, surveys, and codebooks for most of their data collections at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) as soon as the data have been finalized. These raw or ‘micro’ data are what analysts use to generate the summary data tables found within BJS reports, statistical tables, and data tools. The archived data allow researchers to conduct secondary analysis of BJS data.
Publication data tables
The data tables found in BJS publications can be accessed in .CSV format by clicking on the "data tables" links on the right side of our publication detail pages.
Data tools and dashboards
BJS data tools and dashboards allow users to visualize trend data and download custom data sets. These tools group data by geography (Federal, state and local data) and demographic characteristics of various populations (e.g. victims, prisoners, arrestees, or offenders).
APIs and Developer tools
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) application programming interface (API) gives developers and researchers access to the NCVS dataset in open, machine-readable formats. The data can automatically feed into mobile applications, websites or other formats that make information more immediately accessible to the public. BJS will be providing API endpoints for other core datasets soon.
Searching for BJS data on partner sites
BJS data are listed in multiple online catalogs hosted by our Federal government partners and the NACJD: