United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Deaths in Custody Reporting Program: Jail Populations, 2000-2013. ICPSR36560-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-09-26. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36560.v1
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The Deaths in Custody Reporting Program (DCRP) is an annual data collection conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). It is the only national statistical collection that obtains detailed information about deaths in adult correctional facilities. This longitudinal dataset includes year-end collections of population and admissions data from all jail jurisdictions nationwide annually, from 2000 to 2013.
BJS collects death records and year-end collections of population and admissions data from all jail jurisdictions nationwide annually.
Time Series: Discrete
Description of Variables:
For each year data was collected, the following information is available:
- Total Annual Admissions, by gender
- Total Confined Count, by gender
- Total Average Daily Population, by gender
- Indicator variables for whether a variable represents the actual value or an estimate
In addition, there are variables for the mean average daily population and the total sum average daily population across all years.
An average of 98% of the approximately 2,800 jail jurisdictions in the United States have reported to the DCRP since 2000.
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:
Performed consistency checks.
Created variable labels and/or value labels.
Standardized missing values.
Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.