Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC)
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The AJSAC has released Fact Sheet 13-11, "Firearm Use in Violent Crime in the U.S. and Alaska, 1985-2012" which presents national and statewide statistics from the Alaska Department of Public Safety's Crime in Alaska and the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports program on the use of firearms in the commission of three violent crimes — homicide (murder and nonnegligent manslaughter), robbery, and aggravated assault — in the U.S. and Alaska from 1985 to 2012. Data on the use of knives and other cutting instruments, strong-arm tactics, and other weapons in the commission of these crimes are also presented. The fact sheet is by Khristy Parker, research professional, of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC).
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Since 1986, the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) has been housed within the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center. The AJSAC assists Alaska criminal justice agencies, as well as state and local governments and officials, with the development, implementation, and evaluation of criminal justice programs and policies through the collection, analysis, and reporting of crime and justice statistics.
There are currently 53 Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs) located in the United States and its Territories. The AJSAC is a member of the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), a national nonprofit organization comprised of SAC directors, researchers, and practitioners dedicated to policy-oriented research and analysis.