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Sources of Statistics for Legal Writing

Bureau of Justice Statistics

The Bureau of Justice Statistics provides crime statistics from the point of view from victims of crime. This data is gathered via surveys of people age 12 and older, and provides a view of crime as it is seen by victims and the public.

FBI UCS Program

The Uniform Crime Reports are created by surveys of law enforcement / police forces. Here you will find information about homicides, property crime, and arrest statistics. They include all crimes by all offenders and victims of all ages.