PUBLIC LAW 96-157—DEC. 27, 1979
93 STAT. 1177
of crime, and juvenile delinquency, at the Federal, State, and local levels; "(6) analyze the correlates of crime, civil disputes and juvenile delinquency, by the use of statistical information, about criminal and civil justice systems at the Federal, State, and local levels, and about the extent, distribution and attributes of crime, and juvenile delinquency, in the Nation and at the Federal, State, and local levels; "(7) compile, collate, analyze, publish, and disseminate uniform national statistics concerning all aspects of criminal justice and related aspects of civil justice, crime, including crimes against the elderly, juvenile delinquency, criminal offenders, juvenile delinquents, and civil disputes in the various States; "(8) recommend national standards for justice statistics and for insuring the reliability and validity of justice statistics supplied pursuant to this title; "(9) maintain liaison with the judicial branches of the Federal and State Governments in matters relating to justice statistics, and cooperate with the judicial branch in assuring as much uniformity as feasible in statistical systems of the executive and judicial branches; "(10) provide information to the President, the Congress, the judiciary. State and local governments, and the general public on justice statistics; "(11) establish or assist in the establishment of a system to provide State and local governments with access to Federal informational resources useful in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs under this Act; "(12) conduct or support research relating to methods of gathering or analyzing justice statistics; "(13) provide financial and technical assistance to the States and units of local government relating to collection, analysis, or dissemination of justice statistics; "(14) maintain liaison with State and local governments and governments of other nations concerning justice statistics; "(15) cooperate in and participate with national and international organizations in the development of uniform justice statistics; "(16) insure conformance with security and privacy regulations issued pursuant to section 818; and Post, p. 1213. "(17) exercise the powers and functions set out in part H. Post, p. 1201. "(d) To insure that all justice statistical collection, analysis, and dissemination is carried out in a coordinated manner, the Director is authorized to— "(1) utilize, with their consent, the services, equipment, records, personnel, information, and facilities of other Federal, State, local, and private agencies and instrumentalities with or without reimbursement therefor; "(2) confer and cooperate with State, municipal, and other local agencies; "(3) request such information, data, and reports from any Federal agency as may be required to carry out the purposes of this title; and "(4) seek the cooperation of the judicial branch of the Federal Government in gatnering data from criminal justice records. "(e) Federal agencies requested to furnish information, data, or reports pursuant to subsection (d)(3) shall provide such information to the Bureau as is required to carry out the purposes of this section.