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- The links below are to sites that contain downloadable data sets. These data sets are available in a variety of formats: csv, Excel, SAS, SPSS, Stata, etc. Some may be available in multiple formats, some in only one (e.g., Excel.) Generally, these sources are intended for the more advanced data user.
- Site names preceded by an asterisk (*) represent archives and depositories where you may be able to deposit your own research data.
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Census of Governments
Data on finances, employment, taxation, governmental structure for Federal, State, and Local governments, from the US Census Bureau. Downloadable tables in Excel and text formats.
- Book of the States State tables are dowloadable in Excel format.
- States Perform State profile tables downloadable in .csv format.
Bureau of Justics Statistics - Courts
Data on civil and criminal cases in state systems, also on state prosecutors, public defender offices, and more.
Court Statistics Project
A joint project of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) — publishes caseload data from the courts of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Includes downloadable tables in Excel format as well as statistical publications.
*National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
Data in criminal justice and criminology. You can download datasets (choice of formats) or analyze data online using SDA.
United States Courts Statistics
Statistical data on federal courts