Division of Criminal Justice Services

Annual Reports and Publications

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Annual Reports

Crime in New York State 2018 Preliminary Data (7/2019) This report details index crime statistics for New York State in 2018 and satisfies the reporting requirement found in Section 837 (4)(c) of the Executive Law. Annual historical crime data from 2009 through 2018 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 2017 vs. 2018.

New York State Criminal Justice Case Processing Report, Arrest through Disposition, January - December 2018 (6/2019) This report replaces the New York State Felony Processing Report and Includes information about felony and misdemeanor arrests and the processing of felony cases in New York State’s superior courts. It satisfies the reporting requirement found in Sections 837-a(1) and 837-a(2) of the Executive Law. This report also includes information on processing of cases involving violent felony offenses and satisfies the reporting requirement found in Executive Law Section 837-a(3). See the Annotated Report User Guide for information about how data are presented and how to read this report.

Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) Initiative 2018 Annual Report (5/2019) 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.

DCJS Annual Performance Report 2017 - 2018 (5/2019) This report satisfies the agency’s annual reporting requirement found in Section 837(12) of state Executive Law.

New York State Law Enforcement Agency Accreditation Program 2018 Annual Report (3/2019) 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 2017 Annual Report (10/2018) 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 2017 Report on Environmental Conservation Law Hazardous Waste and Waste Disposal Offenses (7/2018) 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 2017 Report on Felony Insurance Fraud Offenses (7/2018) 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.

2017 Asset Forfeiture Annual Report (6/2018) 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.

 

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 2017 report, issued in November 2018, shows domestic homicide decreased in 2017 with 108 reported. Intimate partner homicide also decreased with 59 reported compared to 78 in 2016. As in previous years, the report shows that women continue to be most at risk for violence by someone they know.

Domestic Incident Report (DIR)

Translated Domestic Violence Victim Rights Notice

Drug Law Reform

2009 Drug Law Changes, 2017 Annual Report (11/2017) This report presents trends on arrests, indictments and commitments to prison for felony drug and specified property offenses, through 2016. Trends in felony drug court activity are also presented. Countyspecific data are provided in tables in the report’s appendices.

2009 Drug Law Changes, 2016 Annual Report (11/2016)  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 2015. Trends in felony drug court activity are also presented. Countyspecific data are provided in tables in the Appendices.

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

Missing Persons Clearinghouse

New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse 2018 Annual Report (5/2019) 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 2018, among other information. This report satisfies the reporting requirement found in Section 837-f-12 of the Executive Law.

County Trends in Reporting Volume: 1990-2018 - (Excel) (PDF)

Child Locator Report (6/2016) This one-time report is submitted pursuant to Chapter 430 of the Laws of 2015 which requires DCJS to publish such report and provide it to the Governor, the Temporary President of the Senate and Speaker of the Assembly.

Additional Missing Persons Publications, Forms, and Downloads

Motor Vehicle Crime Enforcement/Prevention

Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance Fraud 2017 Annual Report (11/2017) 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.

2017 Motor Vehicle Fraud Statewide Plan of Operation

2017 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.

Probation, Alternatives to Incarceration and Re-Entry

Executive Law Article 13-A Classification/Alternatives to Incarceration 2017 Annual Report (11/2018) This report satisfies the statutory requirement to detail county planning and programming efforts regarding alternative to incarceration services in New York State.

Executive Law Article 13-A Classification/Alternatives to Incarceration 2016 Annual Report (11/2017) This report satisfies the statutory requirement to detail county planning and programming efforts regarding alternative to incarceration services in New York State.

Executive Law Article 13-A Classification/Alternatives to Incarceration 2015 Annual Report (12/2016) This report satisfies the statutory requirement to detail county planning and programming efforts regarding alternative to incarceration services in New York State.

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.

 

Quarterly Criminal Justice Case Processing Reports

This report includes information about felony and misdemeanor arrests and the processing of felony cases in New York State’s superior courts. It satisfies the reporting requirement found in Sections 837-a(1) and 837-a(2) of the Executive Law. This report also includes information on processing of cases involving violent felony offenses and satisfies the reporting requirement found in Executive Law Section 837-a(3).

January – March 2019 Report (Quarter 1)

 

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 2017 Annual Report (6/2018) 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 2017 and statistics detailing the number of calls to the Registry’s tollfree 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

Sexual Offense Evidence Kit Reports

Sexual Offense Evidence Kit Inventory Report: 2017 (2/28/2018) This report provides statistical reporting and testing related to sexual offense evidence kits. Due to effective date of the reporting provision of the law, this report only contains information about kits received by law enforcement and laboratories between Nov. 28 and Dec. 31, 2017. Reports published in the future will contain full-year statistics, broken down by quarter, as submitted by law enforcement and laboratories.

Sexual Offense Evidence Kit Inventory Report – Update (4/10/2017) This report provides updated information about the number of sexual offense evidence kits in the possession of police agencies and prosecutors’ offices in New York State. It includes data reported to DCJS by police agencies and prosecutors’ offices after the publication of the March 1, 2017 report, which was required by law.

Sexual Offense Evidence Kit Inventory Report (3/1/2017) This report details the number of sexual offense evidence kits inventoried by police agencies and prosecutors’ offices and subsequently reported to DCJS as of February 27, 2017. Agencies were required to tally the number of kits in their custody and control that had not been sent to a forensic laboratory for testing. It satisfies the reporting requirement in state Executive Law §838-a.

Reference

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

Youth Justice

2017 Annual Report (7/2018) – The three-year plan detailed in this report was developed prior to passage of the state’s Raise the Age legislation. For more information about New York’s work implement this landmark law, click here

2016 Annual Report (10/2017)

2015 Annual Report (10/2017)

2014 Annual Report (9/2015)

2012 and 2013 Annual Report (7/2014)



Archive

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 Case Processing Reports, Arrest through Disposition

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

Gun Involved Violence Elimination initiative Annual Reports
Note: This program evolved from Operation IMPACT 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


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)