Research and Statistics Division

The Research and Statistics Division (RSD) at the Department of Justice produces high-quality empirical research and statistical analysis using social science methods to help ensure policy decisions are based on evidence. While some reports are written in-house by our researchers, other reports are written by external subject matter specialists, who are contracted by the RSD to answer specific questions in their fields of expertise.

For a complete list of reports and publications from the Department of Justice, you can browse our publications catalogue.

Latest published reports

Notice to readers

The report “Legal Aid in Canada, 2017-18” is now available. If you would like to receive a copy of this report, please send an email to The report will be posted online soon.

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The National Justice Survey

Access results from the annual National Justice Survey exploring Canadians' views of the criminal justice system

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