Use this guide for primary sources of government information on public policy and statistics relating to justice administration. 

Selected non-governmental resources are listed under the Websites tab.

For other sources of government statistics use the Government Statistics guide.

Data & Statistics

  • Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (via <odesi>). Select "Browse <odesi> by category and then topic "Crime and Justice".
    Contains data tables illustrating current and historical data from a number of Statistics Canada surveys. The database shows data on crime, police administration, adult and youth court activity, the correctional population and transition homes, as well as various issues such as criminal victimization and family violence.
  • Crime and Justice data sets (via the Data Centre)
  • National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (University of Michigan)

Note: For studies listed here from the ICPSR contact the Data Centre. Carleton University Library is a member of the ICPSR.


Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Public Safety Canada Corrections

Statistics Canada

Provincial and Municipal Statistics

British Columbia

Northwest Territories


Foreign and International Statistics

United Kingdom

United States

United Nations

World Criminal Justice Library Network (Rutgers University)

Government Information

Canada - Federal: 

European Union

  • Europol is the European Law Enforcement Organisation which aims at improving the effectiveness and co-operation of the competent authorities in the Member States in preventing and combating terrorism, unlawful drug trafficking and other serious forms of international organised crime

Interpol is the world’s largest international police organization, with 184 member countries. Some of its statistics are restricted to official use, although many reports contain statistical data

United Nations

World Health Organization

Laws & Legislation

Canada - Federal: 
Canada - Provincial: 

United Nations


Listed here are non-governmental websites that have resources relating to criminal justice systems. Click on the 'Government information' tab for websites from official sources.