Friday, December 21, 2012

Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center launches Fact Sheet publication

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 .