Analytical Services Group (ASG): About Us

ASG is the statistical and research team posted within the DoJ. It is comprised of 17 statisticians, on loan from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency and incorporates staff within the core department with those located across the Youth Justice Agency, Prison Service and the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service.

Key Aims

  • 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 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.


  • Provide independent statistical, research and analytical expertise and support to the Minister and policy colleagues across the department;
  • Manage and develop DoJ's datasets;
  • Undertake research projects;
  • Commission/manage research projects on behalf of the department; and
  • Produce a range of research and National/Official statistical publications. 

If you would like to comment on any of our statistics, receive notification of new publications or be kept informed of developments relating to DoJ statistics, then please contact us.

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