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Juvenile Court Statistics, 1983 [United States] (ICPSR 8656)

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This data collection describes the volume of juvenile cases disposed of during calendar year 1983 in courts having jurisdiction over juvenile matters (delinquency and dependency/neglect cases) in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the territories of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. This collection is part of the oldest continuous source of information on the processing of delinquent and dependent youth done by juvenile courts, a record inaugurated in 1926. It furnishes an index of the general nature and extent of the problems brought before the juvenile courts.

Series: Juvenile Court Statistics Series

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  • These data are available to the general public.


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Study Description


United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Juvenile Court Statistics, 1983 [United States]. ICPSR08656-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1986.

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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 (78-JN-AX-0027)

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:  

  • 1983

Date of Collection:  

  • 1985-07--1986-06

Universe:   Delinquency and dependency/neglect cases disposed in 1983 by courts in the United States having jurisdiction over juvenile matters.

Data Types:   county-level aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

The "unit of count" varies across sources. Review of the data notes for each source is necessary before attempting to combine data across sources. Data contain nonnumeric codes.


Data Source:

official county-level juvenile court records


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