Criminal justice data transparency is important. Here's what we're doing about it.

Hall of Justice, a project of the Sunlight Foundation, is a robust, searchable inventory of publicly available criminal justice datasets and research.

While not comprehensive, Hall of Justice contains nearly 10,000 datasets and research documents from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and the federal government. The data was collected between September 2014 and October 2015. We have tagged datasets so that users can search across the inventory for broad topics, ranging from death in custody to domestic violence to prison population. The inventory incorporates government as well as academic data.

You can read more about our research methodology here.

Throughout the creation of Hall of Justice, we explored policy questions related to criminal justice data, such as the privacy implications of publishing microdata and the wide variation among states in criminal data production practices. To learn more about our work, visit our Criminal Justice page, which contains policy analysis and reporting on the world of criminal justice data.

Like all of our projects, we encourage the public to explore the datasets and research found in this inventory. If you do use the information here, please cite the original source and the Sunlight Foundation. Dig in!

Note: If you have questions or would like to talk to someone about the project, please reach out to our communications team.