Open Data

Publishing high-value data sets that increase transparency and accountability can improve public knowledge of the Department of Justice and our operations. We hope that in implementing the Open Government Directive we not only respond to the needs and demands of the public but also create economic opportunity.
 
DOJ has registered dozens of data sets to Data.gov, a clearinghouse for data from the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. We will continue to register new data sets as they become available for publication. Every bureau, office and division at The Department of Justice has been asked to identify and inventory potential data sets for release to the public. This includes new data as well as data that may be in existence, but unpublished.
 

The goal of our Open Government Plan is to improve the Department's fulfillment of its core mission by making appropriate use of more transparent, participatory, and collaborative approaches to its activities.

The nature of much of our work means that our law enforcement, national security and client responsibilities will at times come before the important values of openness. However, there will be areas in which we can better serve the public by making more information available, enlisting the public in our mission, and undertaking joint efforts with other governmental and non-governmental bodies.

Department of Justice Open Data Inventory Program

The Department of Justice released a high-value data inventory as of Nov. 30, 2013. The Inventory  identifies a large set of raw data and other information we believe will be of interest to the public. 
Explore the inventory, or download the Public Data List in .json format.

H.R.4174 - Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018

This bill requires departments and agencies identified in the Chief Financial Officers Act to submit annually to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Congress a plan for identifying and addressing policy questions relevant to the programs, policies, and regulations of such departments and agencies.  Additionally, each department or agency shall designate a Chief Evaluation Officer to coordinate evidence-building activities, a Statistical Official with statistical expertise to advise on statistical policy, techniques, and procedures, and a Chief Data Officer who shall be responsible for lifecycle data management and other specified functions.  The Department of Justice has designated the following executives to fill these roles:

Chief Evaluation Officer
Director, National Institute of Justice 
David Muhlhausen

Statistical Official
Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Jeffrey Anderson

Chief Data Officer
Chief Information Officer
Joseph F. Klimavicz

Department of Justice Data Governance Board

The DOJ Data Governance Board is the principal internal Department forum for addressing DOJ data management standards, priorities, policies, and practices. The Board serves the leader for coordinating and facilitating implementation of Department-wide processes and standards, and for addressing common issues affecting Component data programs and resources.

The Department's Chief Data Officer serves as chair of the Board. Membership of the Board, which meets monthly, includes the Department's Evaluation Officer, Statistical Official, and senior leaders from mission areas such as acquisition, budget, information technology, litigation, law enforcement, FOIA, records management, and privacy.

Data Governance Board Charter

Here are some of our datasets that you might be interested in

  • Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program
    An extraction of crime related data from teh FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.
  • Offices of the United States Attorneys Annual Statistical Reports
    The annual statistical reports for the Offices of the United States Attorneys contain statistical tables displaying both national and district caseload data, covering the many priorities of the United States Attorneys in both criminal prosecution and civil litigation.
  • Law Enforcement Online
    Law Enforcement Online (LEO) is an information sharing network that provides secure communications, distance learning, broad and immediate dissemination of information, and related services to the local, state, and Federal law enforcement, criminal justic
  • Violent Crime Apprehension Program Web
    The Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) serves as the national information center that collects, collates and analyzes crimes of violence. The system contains solved and unsolved cases involving homicide or attempted homicide, sexual assaults,
  • Antitrust Division Select Case Filings
    Index of select cases and documents filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. Cases are listed alphabetically by the last name of individual defendants, by company name, or by the entity's first name.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Reports and Updates                    
    Reports on selected Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) activities of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division from April 1994 to the present
  • DOJ Information Technology Policy & Guidance
    Policy & Guidance relating to Department of Justice Information Technology Practices and Management
Updated January 27, 2020

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