As Executive Director of NSAI (the Norwich Studies & Analysis Institute and parent company of VCJR) I, unfortunately, find myself in a position where I feel compelled to bring all of you who dealt with VCJR over the last 20+ years up to date.

The former Director of the VCJR has decided to start a new non-profit organization known as CRG which will do the same work that was being done by VCJR (and with predominantly the same staff). While there may be nothing technically wrong with doing that, in my opinion I find it quite an ethical stretch for CRG to start posting reports that are the property of NSAI on their new website, thus implying that the work was done by CRG when, in fact, the work was done while that same staff were employees of NSAI/VCJR.

And, again in my own opinion, I don't believe it can be justified by the (somewhat) of a disclaimer posted on the front page (".....while serving on staff at the Vermont Center for Justice Research…..).

I would like to close by letting you know that it has been a pleasure working with all of you over the years.


Dr. Paul E. Tartaglia
Executive Director, NSAI


The Vermont Center for Justice Research was established in 1987 by Executive Order as Vermont’s Statistical Analysis Center to collect and analyze criminal and juvenile justice information and provide technical assistance to state and local criminal justice agencies.

The Center is currently being managed by the Norwich Studies and Analysis Institute, a non-profit research institution located in Northfield, Vermont.

The Center’s experience, technical expertise, resources, and reputation for impartial analysis have established the organization as a leader in criminal justice policy, planning, and evaluation projects.

Crime Byte
This chart summarizes the time of day when crimes were committed in Vermont in 2009. Clicking on the types of crimes in the legend will turn on and off the data displayed for more specific comparisons between crime types. For example, turning off all types of crime except Drug and Simple Assault reveals very similar profiles with most of these crimes occurring between 8pm and 4am.
Crime Byte
This chart shows the distribution of total crimes reported in Vermont in 2009 by county (total n=29816). Clicking on individual county pie segments will display details on types of crimes. A second click will drill down to even more detail. The data used in this chart can be downloaded from our site here.
Crime Byte
This chart shows the distribution of total crimes against person and property reported in Vermont in 2010 by age of victim (total n=19318). Clicking on a bar will display the breakdown by crimes against person and crimes against property. The data reveals that younger people were more likely the victims of crimes against person, whereas victims of crimes against property were more likely to be older adults .
Crime Byte
This chart shows the distribution of sexual assaults against females reported in Vermont from 2005 to 2010 by age and time of day the crime was committed (total n=523). The data shows that sexual assaults against females under the age of 18 most likely occur in the daytime hours. Females over the age of 18 are also assaulted more often during the daytime, but also show higher instances during evening and nighttime hours. Clicking on individual age bars will display the data by year.
Crime Byte
In Vermont from 2007 to 2010, there were more residential burglaries resulting in loss of money compared to burglaries against commercial properties. Clicking on the descriptions in the legend will turn on and off the data displayed for more specific comparisons between locations and years.
The Center’s staff of criminologists, attorneys, statisticians, and analysts, many of whom also serve on the faculty of Norwich University, enable the Center to provide advanced technical assistance to Vermont criminal justice agencies, the legislature, researchers, the media, and the public.

To learn more about state Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs) and the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), click here.