National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) Web Site (ICPSR 152)

Principal Investigator(s): National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD)


The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) preserves and distributes computerized crime and justice data from Federal agencies, state agencies, and investigator initiated research projects to users for secondary statistical analysis. Founded in 1978 as part of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), NACJD is supported by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in the United States Department of Justice. Twelve subject areas define the annual NACJD catalog: (1) attitude surveys, (2) community studies, (3) corrections, (4) court case processing, (5) courts, (6) criminal justice system, (7) crime and delinquency, (8) official statistics, (9) police, (10) victimization, (11) drugs, alcohol, and crime, and (12) computer programs and instructional packages. Among the many tools available at the NACJD Web site are online resource guides that provide detailed information about complex or frequently accessed data collections. The Web site also features an online data analysis system (DAS) that allows users to conduct analyses on selected datasets.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly (via NACJD Front Page) for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description

Scope of Study