23-6-4 Statistical information--Compilation by director--Misdemeanor.
Statistical information--Compilation by director--Misdemeanor.
The director shall
collect and compile information, statistical and otherwise, which will, as far as practicable, present
an accurate survey of the number and character of crimes committed in the state, the extent and
character of delinquency, the operations of the police, prosecuting attorneys, courts and other public
agencies of criminal justice, and the operations of penal and reformatory institutions, probation,
parole, and other public agencies concerned with the punishment or treatment of criminal offenders.
He shall include such information as may be useful in the study of crime and delinquency and the
causes thereof, for the administration of criminal justice, and for the apprehension, punishment and
treatment of criminal offenders. A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Source: SL 1939, ch 138, §§ 3, 15; SDC Supp 1960, §§ 55.15A03, 55.9933; SDCL, § 23-6-18; SL
1978, ch 169, § 2.