Our mission is to continuously address, improve, sustain and enhance public safety in the State of Arizona through the coordination, cohesiveness and effectiveness of the Criminal Justice System.
Statistical Analysis Center Overview
The Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) serves as the research arm of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. The 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 analysis 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 justice systems to policymakers, practitioners, and the general public. For this purpose, the SAC oversees a Community Data Portal that provides access to a variety of measures of justice system and related activity. The Community Data Portal’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.