General Justice Statistics

The detailed collection of crime statistics is an important tool for law enforcement and policymakers to use to analyze and address the social issue of crime. Understanding the contours of criminal conduct allows government to focus law enforcement resources appropriately. As a consequence, there is a wealth of statistical information available regarding crime in our nation and our state. However, the information must be used with caution and with an understanding of its limits. This section provides links to these statistics and explanations about their use.

Expand this section if you would like to look at various crime statistics databases and explanations about their use.