The Louisiana Statistical Analysis Center (LSAC) is designed to maintain and enhance the collection and distribution of criminal justice data. This data is provided to the Governor, Legislature, Sheriff Offices, Police Departments, and Criminal Justice Agencies with a proficient objective to research and analyze the criminal justice issues in Louisiana. This statistical research is to improve the effectiveness of policymaking, program development, planning, and provide a statistical picture of the changes in crime and useful data to recognize problems in Louisiana.
LSAC is funded by a series of grants from the United States Department of Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The LSAC serves as our state’s representative in the BJS statistical analysis national network program.
Louisiana crime statistics are submitted by law enforcement agencies using the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) incident-based reporting method, LIBRS/NIBRS, and LEMIS IBR. These programs are nationwide and collect data from cities, universities, colleges, parishes, tribes, and law enforcement agencies.