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Federal Justice Statistics Program: Arrests by Drug Enforcement Administration Agents, 1997 [United States] (ICPSR 24049) RSS

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Summary:

The data contain records of arrests made by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) during fiscal year 1997. The data were constructed from the DEA Defendant Statistical System file, and include only those arrests made within the United States and its territories. Suspects arrested by the DEA may immediately be transferred to state or local jurisdictions. The data file contains variables from the original DEA data file as well as additional analysis variables, or "SAF" variables, that denote subsets of the data. These SAF variables are related to statistics reported in the Compendium of Federal Justice Statistics, Tables 1.4-1.5. Variables containing identifying information (e.g., name, Social Security Number) were replaced with blanks, and the day portions of date fields were also sanitized in order to protect the identities of individuals. These data are part of a series designed by the Urban Institute (Washington, DC) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Data and documentation were prepared by the Urban Institute.

Access Notes

  • This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. Additional information may be available in Data Collection Notes.

    2011-06-09 This data collection has been deaccessioned and is no longer available.

Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Federal Justice Statistics Program: Arrests by Drug Enforcement Administration Agents, 1997 [United States]. ICPSR24049-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-03-08. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR24049.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:   arrest records, arrests, criminal law, defendants, drug law enforcement, drug offenders

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1996-10-01--1997-09-30

Date of Collection:  

  • 1996-10-01--1997-09-30

Unit of Observation:   suspects arrested by DEA agents

Universe:   Arrests made by Drug Enforcement Administration agents in the United States and territories during fiscal year 1997.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

2011-06-09 This data collection has been deaccessioned and is no longer available.

Methodology

Data Source:

extracts from the DEA Defendant Statistical System file

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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2011-03-08 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.