Recidivism Among Convicted Drunk Drivers: Minnesota, 1982 (ICPSR 8601)

Published: Nov 4, 2005

Principal Investigator(s):
Minnesota Criminal Justice System Driving While Intoxicated Task Force

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This data collection focuses on recidivism among persons convicted for driving while intoxicated. It contains information about the charging and sentencing of drunk driving offenders and repeat offenders. Variables include charge, conviction, sentence, number of alcohol and non-alcohol related violations, subsequent action, sex, age, and date of sentencing.

Minnesota Criminal Justice System Driving While Intoxicated Task Force. Recidivism Among Convicted Drunk Drivers:  Minnesota, 1982. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-11-04.

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1982 -- 1983

Defendants were selected on the basis of those convicted and sentenced to serve time in the county jail and those convicted and sentenced to probation or fine.

All persons convicted of driving while intoxicated in the State of Minnesota.

official court records

event/transaction data

survey data



2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.

2004-11-24 The data were converted from Card Image to Logical Record Length format, SAS and SPSS data definition statements were added, and the codebook was updated.


  • 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.