This morning, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency launched an interactive website to provide the public access to crime-related data from the state's criminal justice agencies. The site is a clearinghouse of sorts for data from various Pennsylvania agencies.
From the press release:
PACrimeStats.Info is a clearinghouse for state and county justice statistics, data trends, and PCCD-funded research and evaluations. Examples of information include general information about crime in specific communities, number of arrests, types of offenses, number of people incarcerated and paroled. The information is free and available to the public.
Data from the state Department of Corrections, the Board of Probation and Parole, the Commission on Sentencing, State Police, the Pennsylvania Justice Network, and Juvenile Court Judges' Commission are available on the site.
There are some interesting-looking Juvenile Justice reports that I'm looking forward to reading and sharing, so stay tuned. And let me know if you find the site useful.
Liz Wu is a Digital Accounts Manager at Prichard Communications, where she oversees digital outreach for Reclaiming Futures and edits Reclaiming Futures Every Day. Before joining the Prichard team, Liz established the West Coast communications presence for the New America Foundation, where she managed all media relations, event planning and social media outreach for their 6 domestic policy programs. Liz received a B.A. in both Peace and Conflict Studies and German from the University of California at Berkeley. She tweets from @LizSF.
Updated: February 06 2012