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 Jail Census, 1972 (ICPSR 7638) RSS

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Summary:

The purpose of this census was to provide information on jails throughout the United States. Information is supplied on the number of inmates held, types of accommodations, number of different types of staff personnel, procedures for segregating certain types of inmates, and selected programs and services.

Series: National Jail Census Series

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  • One or more data files in this study are set up in a non-standard format, such as card image format. Users may need help converting these files before they can be used for analysis.

  • These data are freely available.

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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. NATIONAL JAIL CENSUS, 1972. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Demographic Survey Division. 2nd ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1986. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07638.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:   census data, correctional facilities, correctional system, corrections management, demographic characteristics, inmate populations, inmates, jail inmates, jails

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1972

Date of Collection:  

  • 1972-06--1972-10

Universe:   All locally operated jails which have the authority to house adults 48 hours or longer.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Methodology

Data Source:

self-enumerated forms, and personal interviews

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