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.

Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base Bankruptcy Petitions, 1998 (ICPSR 4086)

Principal Investigator(s): Federal Judicial Center


The purpose of this data collection is to provide an official public record of the business of the federal bankruptcy courts. The data includes all petitions filed under the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts on or after October 1, 1993, and any petitions filed before October 1, 1993, that were still pending on that date. The records are organized according to the fiscal year of termination with cases still pending at the end included in a separate pending data set. For the bankruptcy data, the unit of analysis is a single case.

Series: Federal Court Cases: Integrated Database Series

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Study Description


Federal Judicial Center. Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base Bankruptcy Petitions, 1998. ICPSR04086-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-04-12.

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This study was funded by:

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

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    administration, appellate courts, case dismissal, case processing, civil law, court cases, defendants, disposition (legal), federal courts, judicial decisions, legal systems, pretrial procedures, records, trial courts, trial procedures

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1998

Date of Collection:   

  • 1998

Universe:    All federal bankruptcy court cases in the United States in 1998.

Data Type(s):    event/transaction data, survey data


Data Source:

Computerized court records, and administrative records

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


Original ICPSR Release:   2004-11-17

Version History:

  • 2011-04-12 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.

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