Traffic Stop Data Collection Policies for State Police, 2004 (ICPSR 4288)

Published: Sep 2, 2005

Principal Investigator(s):
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04288.v1

Version V1

This collection contains survey data collected at the end of October 2004 from the 49 state law enforcement agencies in the United States that had traffic patrol responsibility. Information was gathered about their policies for recording race and ethnicity data for persons in traffic stops, including the circumstances under which demographic data should be collected for traffic-related stops and whether such information should be stored in an electronically accessible format. The survey was not designed to obtain available agency databases containing traffic stop records.

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Traffic Stop Data Collection Policies for State Police, 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-09-02. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04288.v1

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

state

2004

2004-10

State law enforcement agencies in the United States with traffic patrol responsibility.

agency

survey data

self-enumerated questionnaire

2005-09-02

2005-09-02

2005-09-02 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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

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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.