Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $72,185)
The State Justice Statistics (SJS) Program is designed to maintain and enhance each state's capacity to address criminal justice issues through collection and analysis of data. The SJS Program provides support to each state to coordinate and conduct statistical activities within the state, conduct research to estimate impacts of legislative and policy changes, and serve as a liaison in assisting BJS to gather data from respondent agencies within their states.
The Nevada Statistical Analysis Center (SAC), located within the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), will use funds to conduct a telephone-based criminal victimization survey to a representative sample of approximately 3,500 residents from all 17 counties who are at least 18 years old. The survey will measure the estimated prevalence of victimization experienced by state residents. A report describing the research and results will be completed and posted to the SAC website. CA/NCF