Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $54,000)
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.
Under this award the Utah Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) will conduct a statewide criminal victimization survey on Utah residents 18 years of age or over using landline telephone, cell phone and internet response methods. The survey is designed to provide estimates of criminal victimization rates and attitudes toward crime. A report will be written detailing the findings of the survey and distributed to policymakers and interested groups.