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 Statistical Analysis Center

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Welcome to the West Virginia Statistical Analysis Center

Message from the Director:
                                                            

The Statistical Analysis Center, a unit of the Division of Criminal Justice Services, is committed to supporting the agency’s mission to foster public safety through research, performance measurement, and evaluation.  The Center is at the forefront of various contemporary issues related to policing, criminal victimization, and penology.  Our vision includes acting as a clearinghouse for citizens of the state by offering a single location for statistical information and, at the same time, going beyond descriptive analytical products to offer research that can provide direction on critical policy matters impacting the administration of justice.  The Center prides itself on bridging the gap between research and practice and meeting justice policy challenges through the use and dissemination of research and statistics.  We are committed to remaining engaged in the community and being a vital resource for research, data, and analysis for all citizens of the state.  I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the research staff that comprise the Statistical Analysis Center for their commitment to producing quality research and analysis on crime and justice issues for the state of West Virginia. 

We invite you to explore the interactive features of our website and obtain information on current news and events happening in West Virginia and across the nation.

Warmest regards,

Stephen M. Haas, Ph.D.                                         
Director                                                                                 


Research Areas


The Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center (CJSAC) is a member of the Justice Research and Statistical Association (JRSA).  JRSA is a national non-profit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center directors and other researchers and practitioners throughout government, academia, and criminal justice organizations.  More information about JRSA and the work of statistical analysis centers across the country can be found at www.jrsa.org.  The CJSAC receives funding from the Bureau of Justice Statistics to conduct research relevant to national priorities as well as state and local crime and justice issues inlcuding:

    Adult and Juvenile Institutional Corrections
    Community Corrections
    Sexual Assault
    Domestic Violence
    Child Abuse and Neglect
    Violent Crime
    Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    Policing
    Criminal Sentencing
    Substance Abuse
    Criminal History Records
    Crime Data Management

The Center's research can be viewed at the Publications (Present and Archived) sections of the website.  Statistical information can also be accessed in the Interactive Data section.  This application allows users to obtain the most current crime data available from West Virginia's Incident-Based Reporting System (WVIBRS) and other data sources by building queries tailored to specific needs.  Users can also obtain aggregated crime statistics by county. 

This Web site is funded in part, through a grant from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this Web site (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).

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