NYC and NYS Crime and Law Enforcement Statistics
NYPD weekly Citywide Crime stats, includes historical data.
Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Public Information (DCPI) — 646-610-6700.
NYC Medical Examiner’s Office — investigate deaths of persons in occurring from criminal violence, by accident, by suicide, or in any unusual or suspicious manner
Mayor’s Management Report — annual review of NYC data, including police, corrections, juvenile justice, probation
NYC Council Committee on Public Safety — Comprehensive reports, data and testimony.
Search using Google Toolbar — ex.: site:legistar.council.nyc.gov marijuana AND “public safety”.
Civilian Complaint Review Board — investigates complaints against NYPD view case profiles, statistics & reports
NYS Office of Victims Services — annual report of state agency providing compensation and other services to crime victims
NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services — statistics on crime, law enforcement and arrests, probation and incarceration. You should call press office of this agency when you need historical statistics for crime in your CD or neighborhood. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call their media relations number, (518) 457-8828. They typically need some lead time for statistics requests, usually can turn around in 24 hours.
NYS Criminal Justice Agency Directory — search by type of agency and county
NYS Prison Sentencing Database — 2000-2011 stats by county from Poughkeepsie Journal
Federal Crime and Law Enforcement Statistics
US Bureau of Justice Statistics Data Collections — federal data on crime, law enforcement, corrections and courts; Data Analysis Tools — generate data for comparative analysis on trends, arrests, recidivism, etc.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics — easy to use collection of US Bureau of Justice Statistics data compiled by University of Albany’s Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center
FBI Uniform Crime Report — data on index crimes (violent and property) from law enforcement agencies across the US
TracFed — federal data analysis tool (1986-2011), includes info on prosecutions, convictions (click on the page icon to pull up report)
Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center — federal law enforcement, prosecution and incarceration statistics (1998-2009)
Pew Center on the States Public Safety Performance Project — data-driven reports and news on sentencing and corrections
State and Local Criminal History (rapsheet) and Court Cases
NYS Webcrims (login as a public user) — docket info on pending criminal cases in local and superior courts in 13 counties and summons cases for all of New York City, updated nightly
NYS Criminal History Record Search Fee-based ($65.00) — statewide criminal history search, from the NYS Office of Court Admin.
Local Law enforcement or court sites, like the sheriff’s office, county jail or local court. Some may have databases, and if not, call them. You can sometimes find arrest record, mugshots, etc.
Call the county district attorney/prosecutor’s public information/communications office, or check the website for details. Many times you can get criminal history, case info and documents — ex.: DA’s Office for New York County.
NYS Unified Courts press center website — contacts and latest from NYS courts, sometimes includes documents and info on major court cases
NYS Courts Press “What’s New” — latest news from NYS Unified Courts, sometimes has documents from prominent cases
NYC Dept of Corrections inmate lookup — goes back to Sept 2005, NOTE: won’t show up in here after 30 days post release.
New York State Sex Offender Registry — registered sex offenders in NY classified by risk of re-offense
Federal Criminal History (rapsheet) and Court Cases
Public Access to Court Records (PACER) — search for federal court records (including documents) in all district and appellate courts. See Barbara or Tinamarie in the Research Center for access.
Federal Bureau of Prisons inmate locator — retrieves age, race, and gender for current and former inmates from 1982 to present
National Sex Offender Public Website — search by name
Family Watchdog search for sex offenders by address
NYS Attorney Search — listing of attorneys registered with NYS Court system
Colleen Long of AP recommends University of California-Berkeley criminal justice expert Franklin Zimring.
Guide to NYC Arraignments from criminal defense attorneys Shalley & Murray
Covering Crime and Justice, a Guide for Journalists written and edited by Criminal Justice Journalists
The Crime Report — criminal justice news and resources for journalists including experts, organizations and statistics. Published by Center on Media, Crime and Justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Asking the Right Questions on the Crime Beat, Poynter Institute
DCPI email & Colleen Long Article
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 7:43 AM
Subject: 006 Pct- Investiagte DOAOn Thursday December 9, 2010 at approximately 0257 hours police responded to a 911 call of an aided female inside of 29 9th Avenue (SoHo House hotel) in the confines of the 6th Pct. Upon arrival, police observed a F/W/33 inside of a bathtub unconscious and unresponsive. EMS responded and pronounced the female DOA. Medical Examiner to determine cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.
The identification of the female is pending proper family notification.
Designer Dead at NYC Hotel, by Colleen Long, AP Dec. 10, 2010