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Criminal Justice Statistics and Trends


About PCCD Research and Data

PCCD's Office of Research, Evaluation and Strategic Policy Development (ORESPD) is recognized by the Bureau of Justice Statistics in the US Department of Justice and the Justice Research and Statistics Association (i.e., a national nonprofit organization of researchers and practitioners throughout government, academia, and criminal justice organizations) as Pennsylvania's Statistical Analysis Center (SAC).  ORESPD/SAC is responsible for meeting the data collection, analysis and research needs of PCCD as outlined in Section 4 of PCCD's governing statute.

The mission of ORESPD/SAC is to provide assistance to ensure the successful coordination, implementation, and monitoring of public policy.  Our goals are to enhance applications to process and analyze information in a timely, valid, and reliable form; coordinate systems and procedures to collect and disseminate data that are accurate and complete; participate in efforts to forecast of adult under prison supervision, adults under community supervision, and juvenile offenders; and continue improvement of clearinghouse functions, responding to queries on criminal justice issues from all levels of citizenry, local, state, and federal governments.

For more information about the Criminal Justice Process and Related Data, please visit that webpage HERE

For more information about PCCD's in-house data offerings and research, please visit that webpage HERE.