The federal and state governments gather, correlate, publish, distribute, and publicize vast quantities of crime statistics each year. The FBI, for example, has prepared its Uniform Crime Reports for years, and during the last decade the Bureau of Justice Statistics in the U. S. Department of Justice has each year published a massive volume entitled "Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics." BJS also puts out numerous crime statistics "Bulletins" every year.
Wilkes, Donald E. Jr., "Crime Statistics We’d Like to See" (1992). Popular Media. Paper 106.