Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center Fact Sheet
The AJSAC Fact Sheet publication series addresses various crime and criminal justice topics each month. To receive the Fact Sheet online, email Dr. Brad Myrstol, Director.
March 25, 2013
With this issue, the AJSAC debuts its new masthead.
The AJSAC has released, "Assaults Committed Against Alaska Police Officers, 2002-2011," issue 13-03 in the Fact Sheet publication series. The report examines data on assaults on police including rates of assault, percentage of assaults resulting in injury, weapons used in assaults, and officers killed in the line of duty (1960–2011). Data were extracted from the Alaska Department of Public Safety's annual Uniform Crime Reporting publication Crime in Alaska.
February 26, 2013
The AJSAC has released, "State and Local Law Enforcement Personnel in Alaska: 1982-2011," issue number 3 in its Fact Sheet publication series. This report looks at the number of sworn police officers and civilian employees in law enforcement agencies in Alaska, the ratio of sworn police officers to civilian employees, the number of female sworn police officers in law enforcement, and presents comparisons with national data. Data are drawn from the annual Crime in Alaska report of the Alaska Department of Public Safety and the FBI's Crime in the United States, both of which are part of the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) program.
January 25, 2013
The AJSAC has released, "Violent Crimes in Alaska," the second issue of its new Fact Sheet publication series. Presented in this Fact Sheet are violent crime arrest data for the period 1980-2011. The data were extracted from the Alaska Department of Public Safety's annual report Crime in Alaska. Arrest trend data for Part I violent crimes (murder/non-negligent homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault) are presented in the aggregate and for each offense category. Age, sex, and racial group membership information for those arrested by Alaska law enforcement in 2011 are also presented.
AJSAC releases first issue of new Fact Sheet publication series
The Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) released the first issue of its new Fact Sheet publication series, Firearm Use in Violent Crime in the U.S. and Alaska, 1980-2011, on Friday, December 21, 2012. Presented in this Fact Sheet issue are national and statewide statistics on the prevalence of murder in the U.S. and Alaska from 1980 to 2011, as well as data on the use of firearms in murders (both for the U.S. as a whole, and Alaska), aggravated assaults (Alaska only), and robberies (Alaska only) over the same period.
All of the data presented in this Fact Sheet were extracted from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports program. National statistics were gleaned from the FBI's annual UCR publication, Crime in the United States; Alaska-specific statistics were compiled from the Alaska Department of Public Safety's annual UCR publication, Crime in Alaska.
The AJSAC is housed within the UAA Justice Center and will publish one Fact Sheet addressing various crime and criminal justice topics each month. Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty, is the AJSAC director.