Welcome to the West Virginia Statistical Analysis Center
The Statistical Analysis Center, a unit of the Division of Criminal Justice Services, is committed to supporting the agency’s mission to foster public safety through research, performance measurement, and evaluation. The Center is at the forefront of various contemporary issues related to policing, criminal victimization, and penology. Our vision includes acting as a clearinghouse for citizens of the state by offering a single location for statistical information and, at the same time, going beyond descriptive analytical products to offer research that can provide direction on critical policy matters impacting the administration of justice. The Center prides itself on bridging the gap between research and practice and meeting justice policy challenges through the use and dissemination of research and statistics. We are committed to remaining engaged in the community and being a vital resource for research, data, and analysis for all citizens of the state.
We invite you to explore the interactive features of our website and obtain information on current news and events happening in West Virginia and across the nation.
Research AreasThe Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center (CJSAC) is a member of the Justice Research and Statistical Association (JRSA). JRSA is a national non-profit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center directors and other researchers and practitioners throughout government, academia, and criminal justice organizations. More information about JRSA and the work of statistical analysis centers across the country can be found at www.jrsa.org. The CJSAC receives funding from the Bureau of Justice Statistics to conduct research relevant to national priorities as well as state and local crime and justice issues inlcuding:
Adult and Juvenile Institutional Corrections Community Corrections Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Violent Crime Policing Criminal Sentencing Substance Abuse Criminal History Records Crime Data Management
The Center's research can be viewed at the Publications (Present and Archived) section of the website. Statistical information can also be accessed in the Interactive Data section. This application allows users to obtain the most current crime data available from West Virginia's Incident-Based Reporting System (WVIBRS) and other data sources by building queries tailored to specific needs. Users can also obtain aggregated crime statistics by county.
The Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center is mandated under state of West Virginia Executive Order No. 3-97 and 42 U.S.C 3732.
The Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center's mission is to generate statistical and analytical products concerning crime and the
criminal justice system for the public and justice system professionals and policymakers, establishing a basis for sound policy and practical
decisions for the criminal justice system in West Virginia.
The West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center is located at
1124 Smith Street, Suite 3100
Charleston, West Virginia 25301-1323.
This Web site is funded in part, through a grant from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this Web site (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).