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Welcome to the Research & Analysis Unit of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

This site provides Illinois-specific criminal justice information and data in a way that's informative, interesting, and easy-to-navigate. Our goal is to offer a wide range of materials and resources that are useful to justice system practitioners, planners, researchers, students, and the general public.

ICJIA's Research & Analysis Unit also serves as the state's Statistical Analysis Center (SAC). This center is affiliated with and supported by the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), a national nonprofit organization that promotes collaboration and exchange of information among state SACs, and acts as a liaison between state agencies and the U.S. Department of Justice. Read more »


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Authority’s Research and Analysis Unit received the 2014 Technical Innovation Award

November 26, 2014

The Authority’s Research and Analysis Unit received the 2014 Technical Innovation Award from the Justice Research and Statistics Association for its Adult Redeploy Illinois client database. Each year during its annual business meeting JRSA honors Statistical Analysis Center projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to statistical or policy analysis. Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) is a statewide funding source for prison diversion programs that are run by counties or judicial circuits.

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Current Projects

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Analysis of Youth Criminal History Records to Identify Chronic, Serious, Violent Offenders

The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between age and delinquency through analysis of secondary data. This study takes a retrospective approach by compiling a cohort of youth, ages ... Read more »

National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) Technical Assistance Project

Funded by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), the goal of this project is to assist the Illinois Department of ... Read more »

Study of Official Counts of Human Trafficking Cases in the U.S.

Over the past decade, federal, state and local law enforcement have increasingly been called upon to identify and investigate human trafficking cases. Numerous efforts have been put in place to track ... Read more »

Criminal Justice Statistics Web-based Tool

Funded by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, the goal of this project is to develop a web-based tool that will allow ... Read more »

Recent Publications

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Illinois Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Council 2014 Annual Report

March 19, 2015
A private and public partnership effectively combating motor vehicle theft and related crimes in Illinois since 1991. | Download »

Performance incentive funding for prison diversion: An implementation study of the DuPage County Adult Redeploy Illinois Program

March 3, 2015
This evaluation of DuPage County Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) explored both planning and implementation of ARI programming during its pilot phase starting January 1, 2011 and concluding in June 30, 2012. | Download »

Evaluation of the 2013 Community Violence Prevention Programs Reentry Program

February 23, 2015
In 2013, the Reentry Program, one of three components of the state of Illinois Community Violence Prevention Program (CVPP), provided services to youth and young adults on parole in 12 Chicago communities to help them transition back to their communities and reduce recidivism. ICJIA researchers conducted an exploratory study though interviews with the programs case managers to learn how the program operated and make recommendations to change and enhance the program.  | Download »