This page is intended to help researchers using the RIN to locate downloadable datasets. These datasets may be available in a variety of different formats, including SPSS, SAS, or .wk1 spreadsheets. Utilizing the datasets may require specialized software and knowledge.
Datasets by Subject:
|| Crime and Violence || Education || Elderly/Aging ||
Health || State & County Data ||
Social Science Data Archives
This website serves as an archive of dataset archives, providing links to major online dataset archives in the United States and Canada, as well as the world.
National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
Datasets are available here in the areas of: Attitude Surveys; Community Studies; Corrections; Court Case
Processing; Courts; Criminal Justice System; Crime and Delinquency; Official Statistics; Police; Victimization; and Drugs, Alcohol, and
Crime. Abstracts (marked "AB") explain the coverage and content of each dataset (marked "DA"). A Data Analysis System is also available.
Uniform Crime Reports -- County Level Data
Four county-level data files from the United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation can be selected using an online extraction utility to create customized reports.
United Nations Surveys of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
The data sets of the First through Fifth United Nations Surveys of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal
Justice Systems (1970-1994) are available from this site in ASCII, Lotus 123, and SPSS formats.
IAED Data & Surveys
Research datasets from the National Education Archive can be downloaded here for topics in public and private education. an abstract,
codebook, and one or more data files for research use. No statistical tables or printed reports are
The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging
NACDA provides research datasets and abstracts on topics concerning aging and elders.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA) makes available substance abuse and mental health
studies, especially those with a national focus.
Demographic Data Viewer
Both Java and non-Java online data extractors are available for customized reports of demographic data on both the state and county level.
Date Last Updated: 10/14/98
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