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Federal Justice Statistics Program: Arrests and Bookings for Federal Offenses, 1996 [United States] (ICPSR 24031)

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Summary:

The data contain records of arrests and bookings for federal offenses in the United States during fiscal year 1996. The data were constructed from the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Prisoner Tracking System database. Records include arrests made by federal law enforcement agencies (including the USMS), state and local agencies, and self-surrenders. Offenders arrested for federal offenses are transferred to the custody of the USMS for processing, transportation, and detention. The Prisoner Tracking System contains data on all offenders within the custody of the USMS. The data file contains variables from the original USMS 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, Tables 1.1-1.3. 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.

    08-25-2014 This study has been deaccessioned and is no longer available from ICPSR or NACJD.

Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Federal Justice Statistics Program: Arrests and Bookings for Federal Offenses, 1996 [United States]. ICPSR24031-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-10-31. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR24031.v3

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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, federal offenses, federal prisoners, offenders

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1995-10-01--1996-09-30

Date of Collection:  

  • 1995-10-01--1996-09-30

Unit of Observation:   federal prisoners

Universe:   Federal offenders in the custody of the United States Marshals Service during fiscal year 1996.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

08-25-2014 This study has been deaccessioned and is no longer available from ICPSR or NACJD.

Methodology

Data Source:

extracts from the USMS Prisoner Tracking 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:

  • 2013-10-31 DESC (Description of Offense) is blanked.
  • 2011-03-08 All parts are being moved to restricted access and will be available only using the restricted access procedures.