National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Annual Survey of Jails: Jurisdiction-Level Data, 2002 (ICPSR 4428)

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Summary:

This collection provides annual data on jail populations across the nation and examines the "spillover" on local jails resulting from the dramatic growth in federal and state prison populations. These data are used to track growth in the number of jails and their capacities nationally, changes in the demographics of the jail population (including sex, race, and adult or juvenile status), supervision status of persons held, prevalence of crowding issues, and a count of non-United States citizens within the jail population.

Series: Annual Survey of Jails Data Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

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Annual Survey of Jails: Jurisdiction-Level Data, 2002 - Download All Files (3.4 MB)

Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. ANNUAL SURVEY OF JAILS: JURISDICTION-LEVEL DATA, 2002. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ICPSR04428-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 2006-04-05. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04428.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   correctional facilities, correctional system, demographic characteristics, jail inmates, jails, overcrowding effects, population characteristics, probation

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2001-07-01--2002-06-30

Date of Collection:  

  • 2002-06-28

Universe:   All jail jurisdictions (i.e., counties, municipalities, boroughs, etc.) identified through the 1999 Census of Jails.

Data Types:   survey data

Methodology

Sample:   Based on information from the 1999 Census of Jails, a sample of jail jurisdictions was selected for the 2002 survey. The sample included all public and private jails in 876 selected jail jurisdictions (in which there were a total of 940 reporting units) and 50 regional jails. The sample selection was designed to yield a coefficient of variation of 1 percent of average daily population and one-day inmate population. Large jails and regional jails were in the sample with certainty.

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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