Division of Criminal Justice Services

DCJS Publications

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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
dcjsstats@dcjs.ny.gov

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Annual Reports

2014-2015 Annual DCJS Performance Report (5/2016) Performance data for the Division of Criminal Justice Services for 2014 and 2015 satisfies the annual reporting requirement found in Section 837(12) of the Executive Law.

Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) Initiative 2014 Annual Report (12/2015) This report provides information about GIVE, which provides funding to law enforcement agencies in 17 counties Upstate and on Long Island and requires those agencies to use evidence-based strategies to reduce gun violence and firearm-related homicides. It satisfies the reporting requirement found in Section 837-a(8) of the Executive Law.

2014 Asset Forfeiture Annual Report (11/2015) 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. This information is reported to DCJS by district attorneys’ offices and/or police agencies.

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.

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 Violence & Violence Against Women

Domestic Homicide in New York State
These reports include 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 2014 report, issued in November 2015, shows domestic homicides decreased in 2014, with 123 reported. That year also had the fewest number of intimate partner homicides reported: 65. As in previous years, the report shows that women continue to be most at risk for violence by someone they know.

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)

Translated Domestic Violence Victim Rights Notice


New York State Domestic Violence Courts Program Fact Sheet

New York State Sexual Assault Examiner Program Fact Sheet

Drug Law Reform

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.

Hate Crimes in New York State

This report details hate crime incidents that law enforcement agencies reported to DCJS, including data on the number of incidents and type of bias reported. It satisfies the reporting requirement found in state Executive Law Section 837(4-c).

See also the Statistics page

Juvenile Crime and the Juvenile Justice System

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 Juvenile Justice Advisory Group 2012 and 2013 Annual Report (7/2014)

New York State Juvenile Justice Advisory Group 2011 Annual Report (7/2012)

 

Missing Persons, NYS Missing Persons Clearinghouse

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.

County Trends in Reporting Volume: 1990-2014 - (xls)

Additional Missing Persons Publications, Forms, and Downloads

Motor Vehicle

2015 Motor Vehicle Fraud Statewide Plan of Operation

2015 Motor Vehicle Theft Statewide Plan of Operation

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.

Suggested Guidelines for the Operation of License Plate Readers

Offender Reentry

2013 Children of Incarcerated Parents in New York State - A Data Analysis (1/2013)
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.

Probation and Alternatives to Incarceration

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.

 

Results First

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 20 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.

Case Study: New York’s Investment in Evidence-Based Policymaking (1/2016)
Published by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation, this case study details how New York State has used Results First to identify cost-efficient, effective alternatives to incarceration programs, distribute funding to those programs and develop a technical assistance program to help ensure they are implemented as intended to achieve desired outcomes.

Table: New York State Results First Net Program Impact Table (7/2014)
A comprehensive table of the cost-benefit simulation results detailing the estimated fiscal and public safety impact of various criminal justice interventions.

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’s Results First Criminal Justice Decision Making Process (11/2012)
Infographic illustrating New York’s business model for criminal justice programming decision making.

 

 

Sex Offender Registry

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.

Sex Offender Registry Frequently Asked Questions and Additional Information

Reference Materials

Crime Reporting

DCJS Law Section Reference Table (3/2009)

FBI UCR Handbook (2004)

FBI UCR Handbook - NYS Supplement (3/2009)

New York State Incident Based Reporting (NYS IBR) Desktop Reference Manual (12/2004)

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

New York State Standard Practices for Fingerprinting Juveniles (pdf) (9/2014)

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
dcjsstats@dcjs.ny.gov

Annual Reports

Recent statistics are available on the Statistics page

Annual DCJS Performance Reports

Asset Forfeiture Annual Reports

Committee for the Coordination of Police Services to the Elderly Annual Reports

Crime in New York State Reports

Criminal Justice Crimestat Reports

New York State Environmental Conservation Law Hazardous Waste and Waste Disposal Offenses Reports

New York State Felony Insurance Fraud Offenses Reports

New York State Felony Processing Reports: Indictments through Dispositions

New York State Violent Felony Offense Processing Reports

New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program Annual Reports

Operation IMPACT Annual Reports
Note: This program transitioned to the Gun Involved Violence Elimination initiative in 2014

New York State Sex Offender Registry Annual Reports

Sex Offender Registry Special Telephone Number Annual Reports
Note: This report was combined with the Registry Annual Report as of 2014

Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Annual Report: 2007-2008

Enhancing Public Safety and Improving Criminal Justice: 2006-2010

Sex Offender Management and Treatment Act - The First Year: 2007

DNA/Forensic Services

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.

Domestic Violence & Violence Against Women

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.

Violence Against Women State Plan: 2007

Comparison of Domestic Violence Reporting and Arrest Rates in New York State: Analysis of the 1997 and 2000 Domestic Incident Statistical Databases (05/2002)

Hate Crimes

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.

Human Trafficking

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 Crime and the Juvenile Justice System

Juvenile Justice Update for 2012 (5/21/13)   

New York State Strategic Plan

New York State Juvenile Re-entry Strategic Plan (12/2012)

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. 

Juvenile Justice Advisory Group 2008 Annual Report

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.

New York State’s Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Program Fact Sheet

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)
Volume I

Juvenile Justice Information Policy (12/1990)
Volume II

Parental Responsibility and Juvenile Delinquency: A Comparative Analysis of Laws in New York and Other States (04/1999)

Recidivism Among Youth Released from the Youth Leadership Academy to the City Challenge Intensive Aftercare Program (06/2003)
Research Abstract

Understanding Juvenile Fingerprinting in New York State: Procedures and Record Use (11/1996) ( pdf | html )

Violent Juvenile Delinquency Case Processing (08/1992)

NYS Commission on Sentencing Reform

Executive Order No. 10
New York State Commission on Sentencing Reform

Governor Eliot Spitzer established the New York State Commission on Sentencing Reform pursuant to Executive Order No. 10 on March 5, 2007 to conduct a comprehensive review of New York’s “current sentencing structure, sentencing practices, community supervision and the use of alternatives to incarceration” in order to provide the State with “crucial guidance to ensure the imposition of appropriate and just criminal sanctions, and to make the most efficient use of the correctional system and community resources.”

Following its inaugural session, the 11-member Commission chaired by Denise E. O’Donnell, Assistant Secretary to the Governor for Criminal Justice and Commissioner of the Division of Criminal Justice Services, conducted a series of meetings where state and national sentencing experts provided an in-depth review of New York’s existing sentencing structure and practices, the many challenges facing that system and constructive proposals for reform. In its Preliminary Report, the Commission concludes that while New York has made commendable progress in enhancing public safety through the combined use of limited correctional resources and a broad reliance on community-based alternatives to incarceration, there is tremendous opportunity for improvement.

The full Report, as well as transcripts of the Commission’s public meetings, are available through the links below.

Full Report (pdf) - 1/26/2009

Press Release - 2/3/2009

Preliminary Report (pdf) - 10/16/2007

Press Release (10/16/2007)

Transcripts and Written Submissions from the Commission on Sentencing Reform's Public Hearings (pdf)

Transcripts from the Commission on Sentencing Reform Meetings: (pdf)

Offender Reentry

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.

Probation

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. 

Miscellaneous Topical Reports

Driving Offenses

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)

Illegal Drugs

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)

School Violence

A Study of Safety and Security in the Public Schools of New York State (06/1994)

Women Offenders

Homicide By Women (06/1996)