This week’s State Agency Databases Project subject highlight is Crime, Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement. This guide is one of the few cases where all 50 states and the District of Columbia have at least one publicly searchable database in a subject area. Three examples from this compilation are:
Alabama Blue Alert Search – Blue Alert is activated when a local, state or federal law enforcement officer in Alabama has been killed or seriously injured and the perpetrator is at large. Browse or search by name, city, state, or status.
Hawaii Statewide Automated Victim Information & Notification (SAVIN) – Search and Register for Offenders – Hawaii SAVIN offers victims and concerned citizens free, anonymous, and confidential access to timely information and notification 24-hours a day, 365 days a year on the custody and parole status of offenders under the jurisdiction of the State Of Hawaii’s Department of Public Safety. Search by Offender ID or Offender’s First and Last Name and enter the Date of Birth and age range if known.
South Dakota Missing Persons – The South Dakota Missing Persons Clearinghouse acts as a liaison for families and law enforcement to provide contacts and resources that can assist in the search for missing persons.
For more, see http://godort.libguides.com/crimedbs. If you know of state agency produced databases in this area, either comment here or use the “Email me” link on the guide to report a database, which will be forwarded to the appropriate project volunteer.