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Federal Justice Statistics Program: Defendants Charged in Criminal Cases Filed in District Court, 2010 (ICPSR 34333)

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Summary:

The data contain records of defendants in federal criminal cases filed in United States District Court during fiscal year 2010. The data were constructed from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) Central System file. According to the EOUSA, the United States attorneys conduct approximately 95 percent of the prosecutions handled by the Department of Justice. The Central System data contain variables from the original EOUSA files 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. 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.

Series: Federal Justice Statistics Program Data Series

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Citation

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Federal Justice Statistics Program: Defendants Charged in Criminal Cases Filed in District Court, 2010. ICPSR34333-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-01-08. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34333.v1

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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:   defendants, district courts, offenses, prosecution

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2009-10-01--2010-09-30

Date of Collection:  

  • 2009-10-01--2010-09-30

Unit of Observation:   federal defendants

Universe:   Defendants in federal criminal cases filed in United States District Court during fiscal year 2010.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Methodology

Data Source:

extracts from the EOUSA Central 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.

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