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Online Reference Sources

A guide to the variety of electronic reference resources available to the ESU community.

Social Problems and Social Services

Bureau of Justice Statistics
An agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Statistics collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

Using data provided by over 1,000 law enforcement agencies across the U.S., CrimeReports helps residents see and understand where crime is happening in their neighborhood and engage with their local law enforcement agencies.

Eviction Lab
The Eviction Lab at Princeton University has built a nationwide database of evictions. You can look at evictions over time, map evictions in the United States, compare the eviction rates of different neighborhoods, cities, or states, and generate custom reports about America’s eviction epidemic.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
The NCJRS is a federally funded resource that offers extensive reference and referral services to help you find answers to your questions about crime and justice-related research, policy, and practice.