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BJS has long supported the establishment and operation of Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs) in the states and territories to collect, analyze, and report statistics on crime and justice to Federal, state, and local levels of government, and to share state-level information nationally. The information produced by SACs and their involvement in criminal justice projects has been and will continue to be critical to local, state, and Federal criminal justice agencies and community organizations as they develop programs and policies related to crime, illegal drugs, victim services, and the administration of justice.

While the majority of SACs are housed within their State Administering Agency (SAA), the location of SAAs varies from state to state. As a result, SACs are located in a variety of settings including the offices of the Governor or the Attorney General, and Law Enforcement or Public Safety agencies. Of the SACs located outside of government agencies, all but one are located within academic institutions. The remaining SAC is a registered non-profit public benefit corporation.

The SACs perform a variety of activities including collecting, analyzing, and distributing criminal justice data, conducting policy-relevant research, and designing and implementing automated information systems. SACs play an important role in development of criminal and juvenile justice policy at the state and local levels. Their research provides the evidence that policymakers use to guide their decision-making. By furthering the use of evidence-based practices in their states', SACs promote the effective and efficient administration of criminal and juvenile justice.

There are currently SACs in 51 states and territories.

For SAC contact information and links to SAC Websites, use the map below.

U.S map and territories WashingtonOregon CaliforniaIdahoMontanaNevadaUtahArizonaWyomingColoradoNew MexicoNorth DakotaSouth DakotaNebraskaKansasOklahomaTexasMinnesotaIowaMissouriArkansasLouisianaWisconsinIllinoisMichiganIndianaKentuckyTennesseeMississippiAlabamaOhioFloridaGeorgiaSouth CarolinaNorth CarolinaVirginiaWest VirginiaPennsylvaniaNew YorkVermontVermontNew HampshireNew HampshireMaine MassachusettsMassachusetts Rhode IslandConnecticutConnecticutNew JerseyNew JerseyDelawareMarylandMarylandDistrict of ColumbiaHawaiiAlaskaGuamGuamNorthern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana IslandsPuerto RicoPuerto RicoAmerican SamoaAmerican SamoaVirgin IslandsVirgin Islands

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