On March 24, 2021, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2166 into law. This bill designated the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) as the central agency responsible for collecting criminal justice data for the state and required ACJC to conduct a comprehensive data survey to determine what criminal justice data are currently collected and readily reportable by agencies, and to provide a final report to the legislature. In addition to the data inventory, ACJC was tasked with providing a cost estimate to implement a system to collect and report on criminal justice-related data collected by agencies across the state.
Data that are collected by criminal justice agencies in Arizona may be organized into four categories; information on PERSONS, AGENCIES, EVENTS, and RESULTS.
ACJC staff also requested data dictionaries. A data dictionary is a set of information that describes the content, format, and structure of a database and is sued to describe the relationships between the data. It provides useful information on data that are stored in the systems and how the data connect to each other. This understanding allows ACJC to connect databases from different agencies together; and to link Persons to Agencies to Events to Results.
2022 HB2166 Introduction video
2022 HB2166 Comprehensive Overview Video