Nationwide – Public Safety, the Military & the Legal System

ATF Firearms & Explosives Licensees ($)
The ATF Federal Firearms Licensee database lists all federally approved gun dealers in the United States. That includes stores, rifle clubs, museums and individuals who want to own guns that require a ATF permit. This database is managed by Investigative Reporters & Editors. 

National Crime Victimization Survey
A primary source of data on criminal victimization, this ongoing survey samples 76,000 households on the frequency, characteristics and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States. The most recent data available is 2008; the survey began in 1973. With this survey, the Bureau of Justice Statistics can estimate the likelihood of victimization by rape, sexual assault, robbery, assault, theft, household burglary, and car theft for the entire population, as well as by specific group, such as city dwellers or the elderly.

FBI Uniform Crime Report
This site, maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, offers annual publications on crime statistics in the United States, including hate crimes, crimes against law enforcement and crime rates, collected from nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the nation.

Federal Inmate Locator
Locate inmates in federal prison from 1982 to the present. This site is managed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

State-by-State Gun Laws
Search for state gun laws from the National Rifle Association

Pacer (Public Access to Court Electronic Records ($))
Online access to U.S. Appellate, District, and Bankruptcy court records and documents

VINELink (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)
Search for information on criminal cases and the custody status of offenders. There is no information available for Maine, the service is available in select counties only in Mass. and N.H. and is available statewide in Vt., R.I. and Conn.

Dept. of Defense Personnel and Military Casualty Statistics
Search casualty statistics for both military and civilian personnel. Viewable by region/country or rank/grade.

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