National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

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.

Judicial District Data Book, 1983: [United States] (ICPSR 8439)

Principal Investigator(s): Federal Judicial Center


The Federal Judicial Center contracted with Claritas Corporation to produce the three data files in this collection from the Census Bureau's 1983 County and City Data Book. The data, which are summarized by judicial units, were compiled from a county-level file and include information on area and population, households, vital statistics, health, income, crime rates, housing, education, labor force, government finances, manufacturers, wholesale and retail trade, service industries, and agriculture.

Access 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.


DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Federal Judicial Districts - Download All Files (1.344 MB)
DS2:  Federal Administrative Divisions - Download All Files (1.645 MB)
DS3:  Federal Jury Divisions - Download All Files (1.957 MB)

Study Description


Federal Judicial Center. JUDICIAL DISTRICT DATA BOOK, 1983: [UNITED STATES]. ICPSR version. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002.

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This study was funded by:

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

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    agriculture, census data, counties, crime, criminal justice system, demographic characteristics, education, government expenditures, health, households, housing, income, industry, labor force, manufacturing industry, population, service industry, trade, vital statistics, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1980

Date of Collection:   

  • 1983

Universe:    All federal court units including federal district courts, administrative divisions, jury divisions, and circuit courts.

Data Type(s):    census/enumeration data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Data Source:

1983 County and City Data Book, compiled by the United States Census Bureau


Original ICPSR Release:   1985-12-20

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB8439.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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