The AJSAC Fact Sheet publication series addresses various crime and criminal justice topics each month. To receive an electronic copy of the Fact Sheet, email Dr. Brad Myrstol, Director.

July 16, 2014
burglaryThe AJSAC has released Fact Sheet 14-01, "Burglary in Alaska: 1985–2012,"  which presents data for 1985–2012 on the property crime of burglary, including burglary rates, time and place of occurrence, and the value of property stolen during burglaries reported to police. Data is drawn from the annual Crime in Alaska report of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, which represents the State of Alaska's contribution to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.The fact sheet is by Khristy Parker, research professional at the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC).


April 22, 2014
ajsacThe AJSAC has released Fact Sheet 13-12, "Arrests for Violent Crimes in Alaska, 1980-2012" which presents data for 1980-2013 on violent crime arrests in Alaska: murder/nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Data on age, sex, and race of persons arrested for these crimes in 2012 is also presented. Data is drawn from the annual Crime in Alaska report of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, which represents the State of Alaska's contribution to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. The fact sheet is by Khristy Parker, research professional at the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC).


March 20, 2014

ajsacThe 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 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).



January 31, 2014
The AJSAC has released Fact Sheet 13-10, ajsac-13-10_cover"Juvenile Justice Referrals in Alaska, 2003-2013" which presents juvenile justice statistics from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) for state fiscal years FY 2003 to FY 2013. The data presented includes the number of unique juveniles referred to DJJ, the total number or referrals made to DJJ by law enforcement, the total number of charges by class and offense type, and demographic data including age, sex, and race of juveniles in the system. This report focuses on the Probation component of DJJ (which also processes intake) for the period FY03-FY13. Data is drawn from the DJJ Data Trends website. The Fact Sheet is by Khristy Parker, research professional, and Dr. Brad A. Myrstol, director, of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC).

November 7, 2013
ajsacThe AJSAC has released Fact Sheet 13-09, "Arrests for Drug Offenses in Alaska: 2000-2011," which presents data on arrests for drug offenses made by Alaska police agencies for the period 2000 through 2011. The report presents drug offense arrest information for both adults and juveniles for the 12-year period, including number of drug offense arrests, drug offense arrests as a percentage of all arrests, drug offense arrest rate, and drug offense types. Data is drawn from the annual Crime in Alaska report of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, which represents the State of Alaska's contribution to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) program.. The Fact Sheet is by Dr. Brad A. Myrstol, director of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC).


September 19, 2013

ajsac_13-08_coverThe AJSAC has released  Fact Sheet 13-08, DUI/DWI Arrests in Alaska: 2000-2011, which presents data on driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrests made by Alaska police agencies for the period 2000 through 2011. The report describes overall rates of arrest for DUI/DWI during the 12-year period, as well as DUI/DWI arrest rates by major law enforcement agency, by sex, and by race. Data is drawn from the annual Crime in Alaska report of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, which represents the State of Alaska's contribution to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) program. The Fact Sheet is by Dr. Brad A. Myrstol, director of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC).

 
August 27, 2013

ajsac_13-07_coverThe Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) has released, "Alaska Criminal Justice Agency Operating Budgets, 2001-2013," number 13-07 in the Fact Sheet publication series. The report presents data on operating budgets enacted by the Alaska Legislature for six key criminal justice agencies from state fiscal years 2001 to 2013. These agencies include the Department of Corrections, Department of Public Safety, Alaska Court System, Division of Juvenile Justice, Criminal Divison of the Department of Law, and Legal and Advocacy Services within the Department of Administration (including the Office of Public Advocacy, the Public Defender Agency, and the Violent Crimes Compensation Board). The budget information presented reflects appropriations rather than actual agency expenditures.


August 12, 2013

Fact Sheet 13-06 coverThe Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) has released, "Alaska Offender Profile: Adult Probation/Parole, 2002–2012," number 13-06 in the Fact Sheet publication series. The report presents data on the adult probation/parole population under Alaska Department of Corrections supervision for the period 2002–2012, and briefly describes how probation and parole operate in Alaska

 



July 30, 2013

Fact Sheet 13-05 coverThe Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) has released, "Alaska Superior Court Felony Case Processing, 2005-2012," number 13-05 in the Fact Sheet publication series. The report examines the composition of felony case filings (person, property, drug, or "other" cases) and the final disposition of felony cases. For the 8-year period examined, only 2.9% of felony cases proceeded to trial. Data were extracted from Alaska Court System annual statistical reports.



July 16, 2013

AJSAC cover imageThe AJSAC has released, "Alaska Trial Court Case Filing Statistics, 2005-2012," issue 13-04 in the Fact Sheet publication series. This issue presents data on cases filed in Alaska's trial courts (Superior Court and District Court) during state fiscal years 2005–2012. Data were extracted from Alaska Court System annual statistical reports. The report examines data on case filings, caseloads, and types of cases filed in Superior and District courts. The Fact Sheet is by Dr. Ryan Fortson of the UAA Justice Center and Dr. Brad A. Myrstol, director of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC).



March 25, 2013

Fact Sheet cover March 2013With 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

Fact Sheet February 2013 coverThe 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

ajsac front coverThe AJSAC has released, "Violent Crime Arrests 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.

 


December 21, 2012

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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.