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Violence Prevention

The World Health Organization defines violence as: "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation".

Research & Statistics

  • Connecticut Uniform Crime ReportsUsers can select a statewide summary of crime statistics or view reports by county, town, university, and other options. Reports detail type of crimes committed, weapons used, victim-offender relationship, and include arrest statistics. All reports are in pdf format.
  • Correctional Statistics in Your State

    Data includes state crime rates, incarceration rates, corrections population, and cost per inmate.

  • Indicators of School Crime and SafetyThis report from the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, presents key findings on topics such as: violent deaths at school, nonfatal student victimization, violence and crime at school, nonfatal teacher victimization, and the school environment. Also includes tables, figures, references and appendices.
  • Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) The JRSA conducts and publishes policy-relevant research on justice issues, provides training and technical assistance, and maintains a clearinghouse of state criminal justice activities. JRSA is a national nonprofit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors and other researchers.
  • National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD)

    The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data preserves and distributes computerized crime and justice data from Federal agencies, state agencies, and investigator initiated research projects to users for secondary statistical analysis.

  • NIJ Journal A publication of the National Institute of Justice, the NIJ Journal features short articles written especially to help policymakers and practitioners keep abreast of hot topics and do their jobs better.
  • Office for Victims of Crime - Library & MediaThe site includes links to sources of data on crime and victims, homicide, violence against women, and missing and exploited children. Data are provided by several agencies within the Office of Justice Programs.
  • Sourcebook of Criminal Justice StatisticsThe Sourcebook brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. The Sourcebook is organized by six topical sections, and is searchable by Contents, Table list and Index, as well as by keyword.
  • Statistical Briefing Book The Office on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) includes an online Statistical Briefing Book, which provides access to statistical information on juvenile offenders, victimization of juveniles, and involvement of youth in the juvenile system.
  • The Bureau of Justice Statistics

    The Bureau of Justice Statistics collects, analyzes, publishes and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.

  • The Connecticut School Health Surveyhe Connecticut School Health Survey (CSHS) is comprised of the Youth Tobacco Component (YTC) (PDF) and the Youth Behavior Component (YBC) (PDF). These two school surveys have been co-administered since 2005. The YTC is a school-based survey of students in grades 6 - 12, with randomly chosen classrooms within selected schools, and is anonymous and confidential. The YBC is also a school-based survey of students, but only of high-school grades 9 - 12 and it, too, is anonymous and confidential.
  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) The DEA provides statistics on Domestic Drug Arrests, Drug Seizures, Drug Threat Assessment, and more.
  • The InfoBase of State Activities and Research (ISAR) The Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) makes available this searchable clearinghouse of information on the activities of the Statistical Analysis Centers, which are state agencies that conduct objective analyses to meet critical planning needs and address statewide and systemwide criminal justice policy issues.
  • Vera Institute of Justice A nonprofit based in New York City, the Vera Institute of Justice works closely with leaders in government and civil society to improve the services people rely on for safety and justice.

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The World Health Organization defines violence as:  

"The intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation".

Violence encompasses child and partner abuse, street and gang crimes, physical and emotional maltreatment of the elderly, workplace violence, sexual assault, murder and robbery. Individuals, families and communities, who are victims of and witnesses to violence, can be affected physically, socially and psychologically.

Source: World Health Organization