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.

Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facility Census, 1971 (ICPSR 7637)

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


The purpose of this census was to provide information on juvenile detention centers throughout the United States. The data include information on type of facility, level of government administering the facility, resident population by sex, by age range, by detention status, and by offense, admissions and discharges, average length of stay, staffing and expenditures, age and capacity of facility, and programs and services available.

Series: Census of Public and Private Juvenile Detention, Correctional, and Shelter Facilities Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. JUVENILE DETENTION AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITY CENSUS, 1971. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ICPSR07637-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 2008-02-06.

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This study was funded by:

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

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, correctional facilities (juveniles), criminal justice system, group homes, inmate populations, juvenile crime, juvenile detention, juvenile inmates, juvenile offenders, juveniles, offenses, restitution centers, status offenses

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1970-07-01--1971-06-30

Date of Collection:   

  • 1971

Universe:    All public facilities which house children awaiting court action and children whose cases have been adjudicated.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data


Data Source:

self-enumerated forms


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-03-18

Version History:

  • 2008-02-06 The data file was updated to include ready-to-go files and the ASCII codebook was converted to PDF format.

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