Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center Fact Sheet on assaults against police cited in ADN article on recent shooting

 The most recent issue of the  Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) Fact Sheet series, "Assaults Committed Against Alaska Police Officers, 2002-2011,"  issue number 13-03 was mentioned in a media report related to the recent police shooting:

The Fact Sheet examines data on assaults on Alaska 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 are drawn from the annual Crime in Alaska report of the Alaska Department of Public Safety.

The AJSAC is housed within the UAA Justice Center and publishes a monthly Fact Sheet addressing various crime and criminal justice topics. Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty, is the AJSAC director.