Most of the following reports are in Portable Document Format, or PDF, and can be viewed using Adobe Reader. Reports which are also available as standard web pages are indicated as such with "HTML" links. Non-linked Publications and reports are "offline" reports.
Print versions can be obtained by contacting:
NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 South Swan St.
Albany, New York 12210
518-457-5837 or 1-800-262-3257
2009 Drug Law Changes, 2015 Annual Report (11/15)
This is the latest in a series of reports on the impact of the 2009 drug law changes. The report presents trends on arrests, indictments and commitments to prison for felony drug and specified property offenses, through 2014. Trends in felony drug court activity are also presented. County-specific data are provided in tables in the Appendices.
Crime in New York State 2014 Final Data (9/2015) (16 pages, 677 kb pdf)
This report details final index crime statistics for New York State in 2014 and satisfies the reporting requirement found in Section 837 (4)(c) of the Executive Law. Annual historical crime data from 2005 through 2014 for New York State as a whole and its two regions - New York City (Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens and Richmond counties) and Non-New York City (the 57 remaining counties in the state) - also are presented, as is an index crime summary by county for 2013 vs. 2014.
Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud 2014 Annual Report (9/2015) This report details the activities of the New York Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention Demonstration Program as required under Section 846-1(3)(h) of the Executive Law.
New York State Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Program: 2014 Annual Report (7/2015) The Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Council oversees a voluntary accreditation program for police departments in New York State. This report of the council’s activities satisfies the reporting requirement found in Section 846-h(10) of the Executive Law.
Committee for the Coordination of Police Services to the Elderly 2014 Annual Report (6/2015) Information about Committee activities and policing programs aimed at enhancing the safety of elderly persons. This report satisfies the reporting requirement found in Section 844-b(3-a) of the Executive Law.
New York State 2014 Report on Felony Insurance Fraud Offenses (6/2015) Information related to the processing of persons charged with Insurance Fraud felony offenses and satisfies the reporting requirement found in Sections 837-a(1) and 837-a(5) of the Executive Law.
New York State 2014 Report on Environmental Conservation Law Hazardous Waste and Waste Disposal Offenses (6/2015) Information related to the processing of persons charged with violations of various provisions of the Environmental Conservation Law and satisfies the reporting requirement found in Sections 837-a(1), 837-a(5) and 837(4-a) of the Executive Law.
New York State Violent Felony Offense Processing Report 2014 (6/2015) Information related to the processing of persons charged with Violent Felony Offenses and satisfies the reporting requirement found in Sections 837-a(3) and 837 (4)(f) of the Executive Law.
New York State Felony Processing Final Report, Indictment through Disposition, January - December 2014 (5/2014) Processing of felony cases in New York State’s superior courts and satisfies the reporting requirement found in Sections 837-a(1) and 837-a(2) of the Executive Law.
2013 Asset Forfeiture Annual Report (12/2014) The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is statutorily required to publish an annual report detailing the value and distribution of assets seized as a result of criminal proceedings in the state, pursuant to the state’s Civil Practice Laws and Rules (CPLR) Article 13-A and Penal Law Article 480.
2013 Annual DCJS Performance Report (11/2014) Performance data for the Division of Criminal Justice Services for 2013 and satisfies the annual reporting requirement found in Section 837(12) of the Executive Law.
Hate Crimes in New York State: 2013 Annual Report (10/2014) Hate crime incidents that law enforcement agencies reported to DCJS, including data on the number of incidents reported and the type of reported bias. The report satisfies the reporting requirement found in Section 837(4-c) of the Executive Law.
2013 Operation IMPACT Annual Report (5/2014) Activities of jurisdictions that participate in Operation IMPACT, the state’s program to target violent and gun crime in the 17 counties Upstate and on Long Island and satisfies the reporting requirement found in Section 837-a(8) of the Executive Law.
Reports on 2009 Drug Law Changes (7/2012) DCJS is required to study the impact of the 2009 drug law changes. These reports satisfy the reporting requirement found in Section 837(4)(b-1) of the Executive Law. Reports can be found at: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/drug-law-reform/index.html
Domestic Homicide in New York State
Statewide and regional statistics on domestic homicide with special focus on intimate partner homicide. Demographic characteristics of homicide victims, as well as the respective circumstances surrounding the homicide incidents, and the types of weapons used are summarized.
The 2013 report, issued in October 2014, shows overall domestic homicides increased 5 percent in 2013. Intimate partner homicide increased 16 percent last year, with law enforcement reporting 87 deaths in 2013. That increases follows a 17 percent decrease from 2011 to 2012. As in previous years, the report shows that women continue to be most at risk for violence by someone they know.
- 2013 Report (14 pages. 763kb pdf)
- 2012 Report (14 pages. 315kb pdf)
- 2011 Report (14 pages. 328kb pdf)
- 2010 Report (14 pages. 213kb pdf)
- 2009 Report (14 pages. 738kb pdf)
- 2008 Report (13 pages. 216kb pdf)
- 2007 Report (10 pages. 197kb pdf)
Arrests and Arraignments Involving Strangulation Offenses Nov. 11, 2010 – June 30, 2012 (9/2012)
This research brief details arrest events – charges brought at arrest or arraignment – involving the crime of strangulation, which was added to the state’s Penal Law on Nov. 11, 2010. More than 17,000 individuals were arrested for strangulation offenses across New York State in the 20 months following the law’s effective date.
Domestic Incident Report (DIR) Reference Manual
Guidance document to assist law enforcement in completing DIRs.
2009 Drug Law Changes, June 2012 Update (07/12)
This report expands upon the June 2012 presentation, going into further detail regarding the impact of the 2009 drug law changes on felony drug arrests and indictments, as well as on initial case dispositions including diversion to treatment, commitments to prison and prison sentence lengths; offender treatment participation is also examined.
Felony Drug Court Activity Among Offenders Eligible Under 2009 Drug Law Changes, 2008-2010 (11/2011)
A joint collaboration between DCJS and the Office of Court Administration, this report examines the impact of the 2009 drug law changes on felony drug court screenings and admissions throughout the state.
Preliminary Impact of 2009 Drug Law Reform October 2009 – September 2010 (10/10)
After one year of full implementation, this update reviews the impact of the new drug laws on admissions to prison, drug court activity and admissions to treatment.
Felony Drug Arrest, Indictment and Commitment Trends 1973-2008 (2/2010)
Information on the criminal justice processing of felony drug cases, beginning in 1973, when the Rockefeller Drug Laws took effect and ending in 2008, the year before the reforms were enacted.
Profile of Felony Drug Offenders Committed to New York State Prison 2008 (2/2010)
Demographic and criminal histories of drug offenders admitted to prison in 2008, the year before the drug law reforms were enacted. This report establishes a baseline for future reports assessing the impact of the reforms to determine whether they are working as intended.
This report chronicles the hate crime incidents that law enforcement agencies reported to DCJS, including data on the number of hate crime incidents reported, the number of hate crime prosecutions, the disposition of cases that began with a hate crime arrest and data on the type of bias that was reported.
- 2013 Annual Report (12 pages, 172kb pdf)
- 2012 Annual Report (12 pages, 232 kb pdf)
- 2011 Annual Report (12 pages, 236kb pdf)
- 2010 Annual Report (12 pages, 483 kb pdf)
- 2009 Annual Report (12 pages, 484kb pdf)
- 2008 Annual Report (8 pages, 321kb pdf)
See also the Statistics page
New York State Juvenile Justice Advisory Group 2014 Annual Report (9/2015) New York’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Group is a federally-required panel of criminal justice, human service, research and court professionals tasked with the responsibility of improving the state’s juvenile justice system and ensuring compliance with federal mandates. The panel is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the state’s plan to comply with federal juvenile justice mandates; distributing nearly $2 million in federal grants to fund delinquency prevention, effective interventions to justice-involved youth and juvenile justice systems reforms; and advising the Governor and Legislature on effective juvenile justice policies. This report satisfies the statutory requirement to report to the Governor and Legislature annually.
New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse 2014 Annual Report (6/2015) This report details the activities of the Clearinghouse, provides data on the number of children under the age of 18 and vulnerable adults who were reported missing in 2014, among other information. This report satisfies the reporting requirement found in Section 837-f-12 of the Executive Law.
These publications meet the requirement under Article 36-A of Executive Law requiring the state’s Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud Prevention (MVTIFP) Board to develop plans for a coordinated approach to curtailing motor vehicle theft and fraud throughout the state.
2013 (1/2013) - A Data Analysis
This report summarizes findings from a survey administered in December of 2010 to incarcerated individuals in the New York State prison system. The survey was developed in response to policy issues raised by a cross-systems Subcommittee on Children with Incarcerated Parents.
2009 Profile County Re-entry Task Force Participants, (2/2012)
provides a description of the individuals accepted for services by the task forces during 2009.
Executive Law Article 13-A Classification/Alternatives to Incarceration 2014 Annual Report (9/2015) This report satisfies the statutory requirement to detail county planning and programming efforts regarding alternative to incarceration services in New York State.
Seeking to identify the most effective correctional programming available, New York is now utilizing the Results First computerized cost-benefit model also in use in 12 other states. Results First uses national research to identify programming options that work and then predicts how each of these options would impact the re-offending rates of a state’s correctional population. With the assistance of the Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, DCJS has customized the Results First cost-benefit tool for use in New York State and conducted simulations that help determine which interventions generate the most public safety at the lowest cost to taxpayers.
The Results First initiative also places strong emphasis on a program’s integrity and performance. Fidelity and evaluation systems are utilized to verify that funded programs are delivering effective services and that the outcomes predicted by the cost-benefit modeling are being achieved. This work is a natural extension of New York’s commitment to data-driven decision-making. Results First updates will periodically be posted to this webpage.
New York State’s Results First Criminal Justice Decision Making Process (11/2012)
Infographic illustrating New York’s business model for criminal justice programming decision making.
Report CBA-1: Cost Benefit Analysis for Criminal Justice (10/2013)
This initial report details the deployment and the initial application of the Results First cost-benefit model in New York State.
New York State Sex Offender Registry 2014 Annual Report (9/2015) This report is submitted as required by New York State Correction Law §168-p (4) and §168-s. It includes an overview of the Registry’s activities in 2014 and statistics detailing the number of calls to the Registry’s toll-free telephone number and searches of the Registry conducted as a result of those calls, among other data.
DCJS Law Section Reference Table (3/2009)
FBI UCR Handbook (2004)
FBI UCR Handbook - NYS Supplement (3/2009)
UCR Cross-Reference Table(3/2009)
Directory of New York State Criminal Justice Agencies
Compilation of contact information for New York’s criminal justice system.
Standard Practices Manual
Standard Practices for Processing Fingerprintable Criminal Cases
There are links to many criminal justice related agencies and organizations listed on the DCJS Criminal Justice Agency Links page.
Archived Publications & Research Reports
Non-linked Publications and reports are "offline" reports. Print versions can be obtained by contacting:
NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 South Swan St.
Albany, New York 12210
phone: 518-457-5837 or 1-800-262-3257
Recent statistics are available on the Statistics page
Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act - The First Year: 2007
A report of the 2007 law that established civil commitment and management of sex offenders.
Origins of the New York State Bureau of Identification - Internet Edition, March 1997
Expanding the Offender Index of the New York State DNA Databank (2002)
Examines the implications of expanding the list of crimes for which convicted offenders are required to provide DNA samples for the NYS Databank.
2008 Domestic Incident Reports Involving Elderly Victims (2/2010)
This report examines domestic incidents involving victims 65 years or older that were documented in a New York State Domestic Incident Report. It describes the domestic incidents and includes information on the relationship between the victim and suspect, victim and suspect demographics, offense category, orders of protection, and arrest information, if one was made.
New York State Domestic Violence Serious Incident / Fatality Reviews (2006)
Report examines the extent to which local level domestic violence serious incident and fatality reviews exist in New York State.
Hate Crime Task Force Recommendations (10/2010) (9 pages, 50 kb pdf)
Former Governor Paterson’s Hate Crimes Task Force, which established in January 2009 following a series of bias-motivated attacks across the State, outlined a multifaceted approach to addressing the issue. The proposals include the development of curricula for students and school staff, enhanced training for law enforcement on hate crimes, and the implementation of a consistent approach that agencies and community-based organizations should adopt when responding to victims.
Report of the Interagency Task Force on Human Trafficking (8/2008)
A New York State task force formulated a series of recommendations aimed at further strengthening what is already the nation’s most comprehensive approach to the scourge of human trafficking.
Juvenile Justice Update for 2012 (5/21/13)
Tough on Crime – Promoting public safety by doing what works (Juvenile Justice 2010 Annual Report) (12/2010) (96 pages, 1.7MB)
The New York State Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JAG) Annual Report to the Governor and Legislature. The report explores the state’s juvenile justice policies and details recommendations for reform.
Best Practice "Program Summary" (2006)
This guide facilitates the review of programs for at-risk youth.
Guide for Identifying Best Practice Programs for At-Risk Youth (2006)
This guide identifies youth programs that are rated highly by experts.
The 2009 - 2011 Three-Year Comprehensive State Plan for the Juvenile Justice and DelinquencyPrevention Formula Grant Program is now available for download.
Youth Violence Reduction Strategy: Goals and Guiding Principals (2004)
New York State’s plan for reducing violence and crime among children and adolescents in selected high-crime areas.
State Plan for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention: 2006-2008
A three-year plan that details the funding and program priorities to reduce crime, promote individual accountability, and prevent delinquency through positive youth development.
Disproportionate Minority Confinement in New York State, Phase II: Assessment (01/1997)
Evaluation Brief -- The Juvenile Electronic Monitoring Project: The Use of Electronic Monitoring Technology on Adjudicated Juvenile Delinquents (02/2002) ( pdf | html )
Factors Contributing to Recidivism Among Youth Placed with the New York State Division for Youth (08/1999)
Juvenile Justice Case Processing (12/1990)
Juvenile Justice Information Policy (12/1990)
Parental Responsibility and Juvenile Delinquency: A Comparative Analysis of Laws in New York and Other States (04/1999)
Violent Juvenile Delinquency Case Processing (08/1992)
Missing Persons Clearinghouse 2013 Annual Report
Missing Persons Clearinghouse 2012 Annual Report
New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse 2010 Annual Report
New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse 2009 Annual Report
New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse 2008 Annual Report
New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse 2007 Annual Report
New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse 2006 Annual Report
New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse 2005 Annual Report
New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse 2004 Annual Report
New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse 2003 Annual Report
New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse 2002 Annual Report
2014 Motor Vehicle Theft Statewide Plan of Operation
2014 Motor Vehicle Insurance Fraud Statewide Plan of Operation
2013 Motor Vehicle Theft Statewide Plan of Operation
2013 Motor Vehicle Insurance Fraud Statewide Plan of Operation
NYS Commission on Sentencing Reform: (2007)
Transcripts from the Commission on Sentencing Reform meetings, public hearings and compilation of written testimony.
Offender Re-Entry Open Meeting, (5/2007)
Transcript of proceedings during open meeting.
Interagency Offender Reentry Task Force: Interim Report (12/15/2003)
Report compiles the results of the Statewide Interagency Offender Re-Entry Task Force workgroups.
Executive Law Article 13-A Alternatives to Incarceration 2013 Annual Report (9/2014) This report satisfies the statutory requirement to detail county planning and programming efforts regarding alternative to incarceration services in New York State.
NYS COMPAS, (9/2012)
Presents findings from a study which examined the effectiveness and predictive accuracy of the New York State COMPAS-Probation Recidivism Scale. This scale predicts the likelihood of rearrest for any felony or misdemeanor offense over a two-year follow-up period for offenders under probation supervision. The study also examined the prevalence of 19 risk/need factors among study cases and the extent to which these factors were correlated with the likelihood of rearrest.
Analysis of ATI Program Participants Report, (9/2012)
Provides demographic and criminal history information for individuals served by the Alternatives to Incarceration programs funded by DCJS. Data shown is for individuals discharged from these programs between January 2008 and December 2010.
New York State Probation Population Profile: 2007 (6/2008)
This report provides information on individuals under probation supervision in New York State.
1999 Report of the Suspension of Drivers' Licenses for Drug Offenses (05/1999)
An Evaluation of the DWI Prompt Suspension Law (05/1996)
An Evaluation of the Suspension of Drivers' Licenses for Drug Offenses (05/1996)
Guns and Crime
Assault Weapons and Homicide in New York City (05/1994)
Narrow Pathways to Prison: The Selective Incarceration of Repeat Drug Offenders in New York State (04/1999)
Prevention of Drug Use Among Adolescents (04/1991)
Recidivism Studies - Statewide New York
Trends in Recidivism Among Felons Sentenced to Probation (12/1990)
Trends in Recidivism Among Misdemeanants Sentenced to Probation (03/1991)
A Study of Safety and Security in the Public Schools of New York State (06/1994)
Homicide By Women (06/1996)