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 Court Statistics, 1986: Reported Cases in Calendar Year Data Base (ICPSR 9691)

Principal Investigator(s): National Center for Juvenile Justice


This data collection describes in quantitative terms the volume of juvenile cases disposed by courts having jurisdiction over juvenile matters (delinquency, status, and dependency cases). Inaugurated in 1926 to furnish an index of the problems brought before the juvenile courts, this series is the oldest continuous source of information on the processing of delinquent and dependent youth done by juvenile courts. Information is provided on state, county, number of delinquency cases by sex, number of status cases by sex, number of dependency cases by sex, and total number of cases by sex.

Series: Juvenile Court Statistics 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


National Center for Juvenile Justice. Juvenile Court Statistics, 1986: Reported Cases in Calendar Year Data Base. ICPSR09691-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992.

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (85-JN-CX-0012)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    case processing, county courts, criminal justice system, delinquent behavior, dependents, juvenile courts, juvenile justice, state courts, statistical data, status offenses, youths

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1985--1986

Date of Collection:   

  • 1987--1988

Universe:    All delinquency and dependency/neglect cases disposed in 1986 by courts having jurisdiction over juvenile matters in all states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data


Data Source:

Juvenile Court Statistics survey form, annual reports, and automated data files containing detailed case 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:

  • Standardized missing values.


Original ICPSR Release:   1992-03-04

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