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.

Prosecution of Felony Arrests, 1986: Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Portland, St. Louis, and Washington, DC (ICPSR 9094)

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This data collection represents the sixth in a series of statistical reports sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The purpose of the series is to provide statistical information on how prosecutors and the courts dispose of criminal cases involving adults arrested for felony crimes. With this purpose in mind, information was collected on items such as an individual's arrest date, sentencing date, court charge, and case disposition.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.


DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Indianapolis - Download All Files (3.5 MB)
DS2:  Los Angeles - Download All Files (25.6 MB)
DS3:  New Orleans - Download All Files (3.6 MB)
DS4:  Portland - Download All Files (5.2 MB)
DS5:  St. Louis - Download All Files (3.8 MB)
DS6:  Washington, DC - Download All Files (7.9 MB)

Study Description


Boland, Barbara. Prosecution of Felony Arrests, 1986: Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Portland, St. Louis, and Washington, DC. ICPSR09094-v3. 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:   arrest records, case processing, court cases, courts, disposition (legal), felony offenses, prosecuting attorneys, sentencing

Geographic Coverage:   California, District of Columbia, Indiana, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Louisiana, Missouri, New Orleans, Oregon, Portland (Oregon), St. Louis, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1986

Date of Collection:  

  • 1986

Universe:   All felony arrests disposed in 1986 in Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Portland, St. Louis, and Washington, DC.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

This study was conducted by Abt Associates.


Data Source:

arrest information, and cases filed in court


Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-03-30 File CB9094.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 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.
  • 2004-03-22 The data were converted from card image to logical record length format. The documentation and SPSS data definition statements were updated to reflect the new format and SAS data definition statements were prepared.

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