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.

National Corrections Reporting Program, 1991-2014: Selected Variables (ICPSR 36404)

Alternate Title:   NCRP 1991-2014

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

Summary:

The National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) compiles offender-level data on admissions and releases from state and federal prisons and post-confinement community supervision. The data are used to monitor the nation's correctional population and address specific policy questions related to recidivism, prisoner reentry, and trends in demographic characteristics of the incarcerated and community supervision populations. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has administered the NCRP since 1983. Abt Associates has served as the NCRP data collection agent since October 2010. This version of the NCRP contains selected variables making it suitable for public release.

Series: National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) Series

Access Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Term Records - Download All Files (4042.904 MB) large file
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DS2:  Prison Admissions - Download All Files (3150.72 MB) large file
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DS3:  Prison Releases - Download All Files (3710.029 MB) large file
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DS4:  Year-End Population - Download All Files (4762.694 MB) large file
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. National Corrections Reporting Program, 1991-2014: Selected Variables. ICPSR36404-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-06-15. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36404.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36404.v2

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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 facilities (juveniles), correctional system, demographic characteristics, federal correctional facilities, jail inmates, juvenile offenders, national crime statistics (USA), offenders, offenses, parole, prison inmates, probation, state correctional facilities

Smallest Geographic Unit:    State

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1991-01-01--2014-12-31

Date of Collection:   

  • 1991-01-01--2015-10-31

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    All persons admitted to state prison, released from state prison, or in state prison at year end from 1991 to 2014 in the United States.

Data Type(s):    administrative records data

Methodology

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Mode of Data Collection:    mail 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:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:   2016-04-13

Version History:

  • 2016-09-07 A typo was fixed in the cover.
  • 2016-06-15 The PI submitted new data files for all parts.

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