John Bel Edwards
Sheriff Sid Gautreaux
Jim Craft
Executive Director


Louisiana Statistical Analysis Center

Documents and Reports


For More Information: Call the Louisiana Statistical Analysis Center at 225.342.1867 or 225.342.1709.

Funded by a SJS grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, (USDOJ), Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), the Louisiana Statistical Analysis Center (LSAC) serves as our state's representative in the BJS statistical analysis national network program. The goals of the LSAC  are noted below: 

  1. Enhance Louisiana's capability to collect, analyze, and interpret data on criminal justice issues relevant to the state and the nation.
  2. Make maximum use of state statistical organizations and state-level data by the BJS.
  3. Provide a mechanism which supports the collection and sharing of vital criminal justice data among the states and between the state and the federal government.
  4. Serve the statistical and analytical needs of the state and federal governments, provide a core body of knowledge about the administration of criminal justice in the State of Louisiana.

The LSAC has been a primary resource for Louisiana 's criminal justice policy makers and practitioners to obtain timely and accurate statistical information on the state's criminal justice system. In addition, the LSAC has been utilized for information sharing projects between local, state, and federal  organizations. The LSAC's primary function is to collect, analyze, and disseminate substantive information/data on crime and criminal justice issues to Louisiana policy makers in a timely manner in an effort to improve policy and operational decision making. Examples of LSAC activities include:

The following projects and activities of the SAC are vital to the achievement of the SAC program goals:

  1. Creating and maintaining a central repository of criminal justice information from all sources, focusing on Louisiana.
  2. Respond to requests for information from citizens, local, state, and federal organizations.
  3. Preparation and dissemination crime trend, and criminal justice correctional indicators, via written reports, verbal testimony and presentation, and informational support.
  4. Preparation annual reports according to the Louisi.
  5. Provide informational support to the following criminal justice policy groups:
    • Louisiana Legislature
    • Governor's Violent Crime and Homicide Task Force
    • Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement
    • Louisiana Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Policy Board
    • Louisiana Drug Policy Board
    • Louisiana Sentencing Commission
    • Integrated Criminal Justice Information System (ICJIS)
  1. Provide information on financial assistance available for funding criminal justice projects to prospective grant and other financial aid recipients.
  2. Provide technical assistance to state and local agencies with the location and processing of statistical and substantive information relative to criminal justice issues.
  3. Maintain a Louisiana SAC home page for providing easy and timely access to criminal justice information.
  4. Annual Louisiana Sentencing Practices Review.
  5. Annual Crime in Louisiana report
  6. Juvenile Crime Analysis 
  7. Annual Status of State and Local Corrections Facilities and Program Report

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Contacts:  Fredia Dunn, (225) 342-1867 - 

                 Kimberly Lax, (225) 342-1709 -

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 Update April 28, 2020