Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base Bankruptcy Petitions, 2006 (ICPSR 23081)

Published: Mar 8, 2011

Principal Investigator(s):
Federal Judicial Center



Version V2

The purpose of this data collection is to provide an official public record of the business of the federal bankruptcy courts. The data include all petitions filed under the Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Courts on or after October 1, 2006, that were terminated in the 2006 fiscal year. For the bankruptcy data, the unit of analysis is a single case.

Federal Judicial Center. Federal Court Cases: Integrated Data Base Bankruptcy Petitions, 2006. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-03-08. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR23081.v2

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All federal Bankruptcy Court cases in the United States in 2006.

Federal Bankruptcy Court case.

computerized court records, and administrative records

administrative records data

event/transaction data

survey data

record abstracts



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  • 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.


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This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.