The Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) serves as the research arm of the Arizona
Criminal Justice Commission. SAC was created to collect, analyze and report on the
state of criminal justice issues in Arizona by evaluating programs and policies
as requested by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission or required by statute for
local, state and federal criminal justice agencies. The SAC contributes to statewide
policy development in numerous areas by providing statistical research and analyses
of the criminal justice system in Arizona. The SAC is the statewide equivalent of
the national Bureau of Justice
Statistics (BJS) and is an active member of the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA).
In addition to research responsibilities, the Statistical Analysis Center facilitates
the sharing of information and data about Arizona’s criminal and juvenile justice systems
to policymakers, practitioners, and the general public. For this purpose, SAC oversees a
Community Data Project that provides access to a variety of measures of justice system
and related activity. The Community Data Project’s web-based tool is an interactive
application that allows users to create maps, data tables, charts, and graphs that are
specific to users’ needs.
Use this information to locate the appropriate project manager to address specific
questions about ACJC programs . . .