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* Sociology: Statistics & Datasets

Research guide for sociology.

Datasets for Sociology and Criminal Justice

Datasets from these sources are in a downloadable format such as a spreadsheet (.xls, xlsx, or .csv). 

How to Search for Open/Free Datasets

Google Web Search

Include your topic keywords, along with the word dataset.

Example: juvenile recidivism dataset

Tip: If the word dataset does not help, try the phrase raw data.

Statistics vs Datasets

Statistics are useful for social work practice because they provide information about social issues. Look for statistics on this guide if you need information/numbers about a topic. If you need raw numbers to download and analyze yourself, search for datasets.

Datasets on Topics

Statistics for Sociology and Criminal Justice

Data Visualization Info