Bureau of Justice Statistics

Data Visualization Challenge: Using Open Data to Reduce Crime

Dec 10, 2014 | ,

Criminal justice agencies collect a variety of information and use it in multiple ways. Having a clear understanding of current realities is critical to shaping policies and improving the administration of Read »

The API Briefing: Keeping an Eye on Crime with the National Crime Victimization Survey API

Nov 19, 2014 |

Every year, the Bureau of Justice Statistics surveys nearly 80,000 households and over 143,000 individuals about crime victimization. What is unique about this survey is that both reported and unreported crimes data is collected. The survey has a well-documented API which offers data in the CSV, XML, and JSON formats. Let’s examine the documentation to Read »