Resources

For more information, please review these additional resources from Vera, BJS, the FBI, Census, and more:

Spotlight

Interested in learning more about the development, launch, purpose, and initial findings from Arrest Trends? Check out Vera’s launch report, “Every Three Seconds: Unlocking Police Data on Arrests” today!

Vera Institute of Justice

Policing Program: Vera’s Policing Program is dedicated to fundamentally shifting the culture of policing from one that incentivizes and defaults to enforcement, to one that delivers and rewards public safety through community engagement and satisfaction. Visit the website to learn more about other current projects, or to access a brochure describing the program’s overarching priorities and approach.

Arrest Trends Project Page: To learn more about future directions for Vera’s Arrest Trends work, and to find downloadable versions of related reports, check out the project page at vera.org. The following reports are currently available for download: “Every Three Seconds: Unlocking Policing Data on Arrests” and “Arrest Trends: Data Sources and Methodology.”

Emerging Issues in American Policing: This quarterly digest presents innovations in the field of policing from leading academic journals and research publications and is intended for police practitioners and community members.

Incarceration Trends: This Vera tool can be used for reference and measurement by justice system stakeholders and others looking to understand how their county uses jail and prison incarceration and how it compares to others over time.

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Arrests Calculator: This tool allows users to generate tables and graphs on estimated national arrest volumes and reported agency arrest volumes. Data span from 1980-2016 and can be parsed by age, sex, race, and offense type.

NVAT: The National Crime Victimization Survey Analysis Tool (NVAT) allows users to examine estimated victimization volumes, generated from national survey data. Data span from 1993-2016 and can be parsed by region, offense type, and whether or not the experience was reported to the police. Data from NVAT are featured in Arrest Trends.

FBI

Crime Data Explorer: This interactive tool allows users to view up-to-date estimated (national and state) and reported (agency) level UCR and NIBRS crime data. Data span from 1995-2016 and can be parsed by offender and victim age, sex, race, ethnicity, and offense type. Users can also download bulk datasets.

Crime in the United States: Each year, the FBI publishes a series of tables and reports on aggregate UCR data. Of particular relevance to police enforcement and arrests, annual tables are provided on topics including: Persons Arrested, Arrests for Drug Abuse Violations, Clearances, and Offenses Known to Law Enforcement Tables. Data from several of these tables are featured in Arrest Trends.

ICPSR: The University of Michigan’s Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) archives detailed UCR data series, including UCR Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race; UCR Offenses Known and Clearances by Arrest; UCR: County-Level Detailed Arrest and Offense Data; and Law Enforcement Agency Identifiers Crosswalk. Data from each of these series are featured in Arrest Trends.

Census

National Center for Health Statistics’ Bridged-Race Population Estimates: This resource provides census population estimate data, parsed by age, sex, race, and ethnicity. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention makes these data available from 1990-2016; Woods and Poole Economics houses these data from 1969-1990.

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