More Databases/Resources (Freely Available)

These repositories are openly and freely available but are valuable to anyone in the field of law enforcement.

There are many such web-based research centers; these are the largest and/or most significant.

NC SBI Crime Reporting (UCR)

NIBRS (National Incident-Based Reporting System)

FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) – A collection of full-text and article abstracts related to a number of law enforcement topics.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ) – Reports, publications, training, and grants/funding in a great many subtopics of justice and policing.

Data Collections: Law Enforcement (BJS) – National, state, and local law enforcement statistics aggregated through large-scale studies.

POPCenter (Center for Problem-Oriented Policing) – Repository for analysis of policing issues, specific crimes. Free training, curricula, guides, and a small online library.

CrimeSolutions – A database of policing initiatives ranked based upon the level of success with applied measurements.

Interactive SAR Stats (FinCen/US Treasury) – Suspicious Activity Report statistics for financial transactions searchable by type, date, state, business, etc.

Global Terrorism Database (START, U.Maryland) – A searchable database of terrorism events, outcomes, and actors.

Ignitable Liquids Database (National Center for Forensic Science)

Thermal Properties Database(s) (National Center for Forensic Science)

Smokeless Powders Database (National Center for Forensic Science)

STRBase (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Index of Policing Initiatives (Canada) – A database of Canadian policing initiatives and a small library containing research on various law enforcement topics.

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