Regional Criminal Justice Research and Clearinghouse
SANDAG supports local criminal justice planning and policymaking by providing analyses of crime occurrence, crime trends, and responses to crime in the region. Current and historical information about crime patterns and prevention, and crime-reduction strategies are maintained.
The Clearinghouse provides the means to seek and secure research funds from state and federal sources to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of crime control programs. Assistance to member agencies occurs through various avenues: publishing crime and arrest reports, sharing resources and information, quality assurance studies of crime-related data, impact assessments of crime-reduction strategies, long-term evaluations of critical issues, and grant writing assistance for agencies seeking state and federal funding. Through the Clearinghouse, staff also conduct analyses of offender drug use.
Criminal Justice Research Division staff responds daily to requests for crime-related information from elected officials, criminal justice administrators, community agency practitioners, the public, and the media. Crime-related databases are continually updated. To remain current in the field, information resources are maintained on a variety of justice issues, as well as potential state and federal funding sources for local criminal justice operations. On a monthly basis, data from more than 20 public safety agencies are compiled, quality-controlled, and analyzed. Additionally, staff participates as members of several local criminal justice related committees, councils, and strike forces.
Criminal Justice Flash Findings & Bulletins
The Criminal Justice Research Division provides brief monthly flash findings that report on current projects and other topics of interest to criminal justice agencies, school administrators, public officials, city and county administrators, social service and health agencies, and the general public. In addition, the Division also produces CJ Bulletins on arrests, crime, and arrestee drug use on an annual basis, along with other special bulletins. These monthly updates and CJ Bulletins are featured below in PDF format. Flash findings from previous years are available in our Criminal Justice Archive.
Current Crime Report
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June 2016 - Volume 18 Issue 6
Spice - What Is It, Why Do People Use It, And What Can We Do About It?
May 2016 - Volume 18 Issue 5
Mental Health Calls For Service Continue to Increase - Possible Reasons and Possible Solutions from the Field
April 2016 - Volume 18 Issue 4
Tip the Scale: An Example of Innovative Collaboration Offering Recovery and Rehabilitation
March 2016 - Volume 18 Issue 3
San Diego Crime Rates Up In 2015, But Still at Historic Lows
February 2016 - Volume 18 Issue 2
JJCPA Funds Support Regional Collaboration to Prevent Juvenile Delinquency
January 2016 - Volume 18 Issue 1
Restorative Justice: What It Is And Why It Matters
December 2015 - Volume 17 Issue 12
The 12 CJ Stats of 2015
November 2015 - Volume 17 Issue 11
Arrests in 2014: Law Enforcement Response to Crime in the San Diego Region
October 2015 - Volume 17 Issue 10
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
September 2015 - Volume 17 Issue 9
Mid-Year 2015 Crime Statistics: Are We Up or Down?
August 2015 - Volume 17 Issue 8
Heroin Use and Heroin-Related Deaths Are Up Nationally - What Do We Know About Heroin Use Among Local Arrestees
July 2015 - Volume 17 Issue 7
Proposition 47 and City Attorney Prosecutions
June 2015 - Volume 17 Issue 6
Alcohol Use Among Youth Interviewed at Juvenile Hall
May 2015 - Volume 17 Issue 5
Rape: Trends, Outreach, and Changing Definitions
April 2015 - Volume 17 Issue 4
35 Years of Crime in the San Diego Region: 1980 through 2014
March 2015 - Volume 17 Issue 3
Proposition 47: What Is It and What Are Some of the Effects Since It Passed?
February 2015 - Volume 17 Issue 2
Year in Review: Clearinghouse Update for 2014
January 2015 - Volume 17 Issue 1
How Have the Number and Type of Arrests in the San Diego Region Changed Over the Past Five Years?
December 2014 - Volume 16 Issue 12
Driving Under the Influence Arrests Down in 2013, But Still a Concern for Local Stakeholders
November 2014 - Volume 16 Issue 11
Homelessness Among San Diego Arrestees
October 2014 - Volume 16 Issue 10
Reentry and Personal Identification: Why It Matters and the Scope of the Issue Among San Diego County Arrestees
September 2014 - Volume 16 Issue 9
Property Crime Down Regionally for Each Category in First Half of 2014
August 2014 - Volume 16 Issue 8
Marijuana Use Up Among Juveniles Arrested in 2013
July 2014 - Volume 16 Issue 7
Meth Use Up Among Youth Booked Into Juvenile Hall in 2013
June 2014 - Volume 16 Issue 6
Youth in the Dependency and Delinquency Systems and the Importance of Trauma-Informed Care
May 2014 - Volume 16 Issue 5
Number of Sworn Officers Assaulted in San Diego County Increased for the Second Consecutive Year in 2013
April 2014 - Volume 16 Issue 4
Regional Crime Bulletin Preview: Violent Crime Back Down, Property Crime Relatively Stable in 2013
March 2014 - Volume 16 Issue 3
Mental Health Calls for Service to Law Enforcement Up: Possible Causes and Implications
February 2014 - Volume 16 Issue 2
A Quick Look: Who is in Our Jails and Under Probation Supervision Since Realignment
January 2014 - Volume 16 Issue 1
Targeting Cross-Border Drug-Related Violence in the San Diego Region
Flash findings (previously called CJ Fax) from previous years are available in our Criminal Justice Archive.
Dr. Cynthia Burke, Director, Criminal Justice Research Division
Phone: (619) 699-1910, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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