Statistics & Research
About Department of Justice Statistics and Research Branch
The Statistics and Research Branch of the Department of Justice (DOJ) is located in the Access to Justice Directorate, but its services are available DOJ wide. We currently have a complement of 11 statisticians, all of whom are on loan from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.
- to provide a robust research and statistical evidence base to inform the development, implementation and review of DOJ policy, in particular, in support of:
- the Programme for Government
- equity monitoring within the criminal justice system
- to provide objective information on the operation of the Northern Ireland justice system to the Assembly, policy makers, practitioners and the general public.
- the provision of research and statistical analyses that monitor the operation of the justice system;
- the provision of research and statistical analyses of the effectiveness of processes and programmes within the justice system;
- the provision of research-based analyses and information on the effectiveness of the component elements of the justice system including departmental initiatives and projects;
- the provision of analyses of issues relating to equity of treatment and public confidence in the justice system;
- encouraging and supporting academic and independent criminological research in the university, voluntary and private sectors; and
- publishing relevant research and statistical bulletins as required.
Users of the statistics produced by the Statistics & Research Branch are surveyed on a regular basis to determine their
- satisfaction with the service provided by the branch
- experiences of the data quality and the format and timing of key reports produced by the branch.
Results from the latest surveys can be accessed here.