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 Justice Agency List, 1986 (ICPSR 8692)

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


The National Justice Agency List is a master name and address file created and maintained by the Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The file also contains information on the following topics: prosecution and civil attorneys, public defenders, law enforcement, courts, probation and parole, juvenile corrections, local adult corrections, federal relations with American Indians, and other justice issues.

Series: National Justice Agency List 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.


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Study Description


United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. National Justice Agency List, 1986 . ICPSR08692-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004.

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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:    census data, government agencies, law enforcement agencies, local government, state government

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1970--1987

Date of Collection:   

  • 1984--1987

Universe:    All criminal justice agencies in the United States.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

This list has been updated by adding various surveys conducted in the previous three years. They are: the 1984 State Correctional Facilities Survey, the 1986 Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities Survey, the 1986 Directory Survey of Law Enforcement Agencies, and the 1986 Directory Survey of General Jurisdiction Courts. The prison sector has also been updated using the recently published American Correctional Association Directory. The populations section has been updated by replacing the old populations with 1984 populations for cities and townships and 1985 estimated populations for the remaining agencies. This collection supersedes ICPSR 7858 (1980 data) and 8489 (1985 data). The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Web site.


Sample:    inap.

Data Source:

self-enumerated forms


Original ICPSR Release:   1987-10-12

Version History:

  • 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
  • 2004-01-15 SAS and SPSS data definition statements were added.



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