College-specific crime statistics are available on the Campus Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool website from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE).
Additional data and information can be found on the U.S. Department of Education's Campus Security page. Also, Crime in the United States, an annual report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, provides university/college campus crime data that are reported by law enforcement agencies.
For additional information about campus crime and safety, visit the following sites:
The National Institute of Justice report, Duress Systems in Correctional Facilities, discusses duress systems that help officers in correctional facilities respond quickly and effectively to assaults on staff and other emergencies.
In response to the threat of computer-facilitated sexual exploitation crimes committed against children, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) implemented the Project Safe Childhood initiative. Additionally, developed through funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was created to help federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative responses to offenders who use the internet, online communication systems, or computer technology to sexually exploit children.
For additional information, visit the Internet Safety Special Featureon our website.
Resources on youth gang prevention include the following:
- Gang Violence Prevention
- Helping At-Risk Youth Say "No" to Gangs
- Best Practices to Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model
- Parents' Guide to Gangs
- OJJDP Strategic Planning tool
See the following resources for information that may be helpful when looking at ways to prevent school shootings:
- About School Crime and Safety, National Institute of Justice
- Special Feature: School Safety, OJP
- Indicators of School Crime and Safety, Bureau of Justice Statistics
The National Institute of Justice Journal article, What Do the Data Reveal About Violence in Schools?, may also be of interest.
Operated by the National Institute of Justice, the CrimeSolutions website uses rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. Visit the Crime and Crime Prevention section of the site to view research on programs reviewed and rated by CrimeSolutions Researchers and Reviewers.
Finally, visit the Crime Prevention section of our site for additional publications and resources.
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions site provides ratings of justice-related programs and practices, including those aimed at stopping gun violence. Visit the Crime & Crime Prevention and the Juveniles sections of the CrimeSolutions site to access program information. Additional information on programs aimed at preventing juvenile gun violence can be found in the Youth Violence Special Feature.
Access information on school-based prevention efforts and their interaction with law enforcement and/or juvenile justice organizations in these publications:
- Toward Safe and Orderly Schools--The National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools
- National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools, Final Report
- Effectiveness of School-Based Violence Prevention Programs for Reducing Disruptive and Aggressive Behavior
- Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence
- Gangs in Schools
The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions website provides results of rigorous research to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services.
Go to CrimeSolutions to find:
- Research on the effectiveness of programs and practices as reviewed by CrimeSolutions.gov researchers and reviewers
- Easily understandable ratings (Effective, Promising, No Effects) based on the evidence that indicates whether a program or practice achieves its goals
- Key program and practice information and research findings
For youth programs, see the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Model Program Guide.