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.

Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS), 1993 (ICPSR 6708)

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Summary:

This survey, the third in the Bureau of Justice Statistics' program on Law Enforcement and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS), presents information on five types of general-purpose law enforcement agencies: state police, county police, special police (state and local), municipal police, and sheriff's departments. Variables include size of the population served by the police or sheriff's department, levels of employment and spending, various functions of the department, average salary levels for uniformed officers, policies and programs, and other matters related to management and personnel.

Series: Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS), 1993. ICPSR06708-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-08-02. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06708.v3

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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:   administration, budgets, law enforcement, law enforcement agencies, management, personnel, police departments, statistical data, wages and salaries, workers

Smallest Geographic Unit:   United States

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1993

Date of Collection:  

  • 1992-06--1993-06

Universe:   All state, county, municipal, special, and sheriff's law enforcement agencies in the United States.All state, county, municipal, special, and sheriff's law enforcement agencies in the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Additional documentation available for this collection includes Attachments L (Crosstabulation charts by agency: Weighting and Imputation Cell Collapsing SR: 1993 LEMAS Response File), M (Crosstabulation chart by agency: Weighting and Imputation Cell Collapsing NSR: 1993 LEMAS Response File), X (Crosstabulation charts by agency: Variance Estimation Cell Collapsing SR: 1993 LEMAS Response File), and Y (Crosstabulation chart by agency: Variance Estimation Cell Collapsing NSR: 1993 LEMAS Response File). These charts are available only in hardcopy form upon request from ICPSR.

This survey was conducted by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

Methodology

Sample:   A nationally representative sample of the nearly 17,000 publicly funded state and local law enforcement agencies with 100 or more sworn officers. The survey also included a nationally representative sample of agencies that employed fewer than 100 officers. A stratified random sampling method was used in selecting the smaller agencies.A nationally representative sample of the nearly 17,000 publicly funded state and local law enforcement agencies with 100 or more sworn officers. The survey also included a nationally representative sample of agencies that employed fewer than 100 officers. A stratified random sampling method was used in selecting the smaller agencies.

Mode of Data Collection:   computer-assisted self interview (CASI), self-enumerated questionnaire

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:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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Version History:

  • 2012-08-02 Short and long form surveys have been added to the codebook.
  • 2008-12-04 The dataset was rolled into one part and updated to include the full product suite and the codebook has been marked up with xml.
  • 2004-03-18 Machine-readable documentation for this collection was converted to PDF.2004-03-18 Machine-readable documentation for this collection was converted to PDF.

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