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Data Analysis Tools

With support from OJJDP, the National Center for Juvenile Justice has developed a family of data analysis and dissemination tools that give users quick and easy access to detailed statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics. Two such applications provide access to data on juvenile victims:

  • Westat Data Explorer--Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS–4). This new data analysis tool was developed by Westat with support of NCJJ's OJJDP-funded National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Program. The NIS–4 data, collected in 2005 and 2006 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, provide updated estimates of the number of children who are abused or neglected. NIS-4 data combine information about children whose maltreatment was investigated by child protective services with data on maltreated children identified by professionals. NIS-4 also provides information on the nature and severity of the maltreatment, as well as the characteristics of children, perpetrators, and families involved.

  • Easy Access to the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports, gives users quick access to detailed information on the characteristics of homicides dating back to 1980. Users can analyze national and state data on victim and offender demographics (age, gender, and race/ethnicity), weapon use, and victim-offender relationship—and can easily focus their analysis on juvenile victims in specific age groups. The data are derived from information gathered annually by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in its Supplementary Homicide Reporting Program.

  • Easy Access to NIBRS: Victims of Domestic Violence, allows users to analyze state-level data on victims of domestic violence based on information collected by the FBI's National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Users can explore the characteristics of domestic violence victims, including demographic information of the victim (age, sex, and race), victim injury, and the victim-offender relationship. Data are based on incidents reported in 2012 from law enforcement agencies in 34 states.

 

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