Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $50,000)
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 New Hampshire Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) is located within the New Hampshire Department of Justice, which serves as the state administrative agency. The SAC will use SJS funds to continue its efforts to develop a comprehensive National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data structure by further increasing the number of law enforcement agencies that report NIBRS data. Enhanced NIBRS reporting will increase the accessibility of dynamic crime data and enable the SAC to complete customized reports and evaluate priority research themes such as family violence and sexual assault. The SAC will provide the necessary hardware and software to select law enforcement agencies to equip them to report NIBRS data. Increased NIBRS reporting will also improve the SAC's ability to analyze and publish more accurate and timely crime data.