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Office of Criminal Justice Services Statistical Analysis Center

Ohio Statistical Analysis Center

The Ohio Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) supports OCJS’s mission to serve as the lead justice planning agency for the state of Ohio by:

  • Collecting, analyzing, and distributing criminal justice data.
  • Conducting research, evaluation, and policy analysis.
  • Handling data requests received by OCJS.
  • Serving as subject matter experts for federal grants administered through OCJS.
  • Participating in statewide public safety groups.

The Ohio SAC is part of a larger group of 51 SACs located in government organizations, universities, and non-profit agencies throughout the U.S. and its territories.

These SACs are supported by the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), which is a national nonprofit organization of SAC directors, researchers, and practitioners. JRSA conducts and publishes policy-relevant research on justice issues, provides training and technical assistance, and maintains a clearinghouse of state criminal justice activities.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) also supports SACs with financial assistance through the State Justice Statistics Program.

Access resources from the Policy and Research section using the links below. If you cannot find the data you need, please email Lisa Shoaf.




Programs & Practices


Ohio Consortium of Crime Science  

Ohio Consortium
of Crime Science


OIBRS Interactive
Data Portal


Lisa Contos Shoaf, Ph.D.
Statistical Analysis Center Director
Phone: (614) 466-5997

Anjolie Harland, M.S.
Research Specialist
Phone: (614) 466-9028

Alan Wedd, M.S.
Research Specialist

Kristina Nicholson, M.S.
Research Specialist

Charles Partridge, Ph.D.
Research Specialist
Phone: (614) 466-0310

Kate Foulke
Program Director
Family Violence Prevention Center
Phone: (614) 466-0306


Office of Criminal Justice Services
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
Toll-Free: 888-448-4842
Fax: 614-728-8330