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.

Prosecution of Felony Arrests, 1982: Portland, Oregon and Washington, D.C. (ICPSR 8717)

Principal Investigator(s): Abt Associates


This study provides statistical information on how prosecutors and the courts disposed of criminal cases involving adults arrested for felony crimes in two individual urban jurisdictions, Portland, Oregon and Washington, D.C. Cases in the data files were initiated or filed in 1982. Both the Washington, D.C. file and the Portland file contain information on all felony arrests (which include arrests declined as well as those filed), cases filed, and cases indicted. Sentencing information is provided in the Portland file but is not available for Washington D.C.

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:  Washington, D.C. - Download All Files (7.199 MB)
DS2:  Portland - Download All Files (7.095 MB)

Study Description


Abt Associates. Prosecution of Felony Arrests, 1982: Portland, Oregon and Washington, D.C.. ICPSR08717-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987.

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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:    arrests, court cases, court system, criminal justice system, defendants, prosecuting attorneys, sentencing

Geographic Coverage:    District of Columbia, Oregon, Portland (Oregon), United States

Time Period:   

  • 1982-01--1982-12

Universe:    All information stored on a jurisdiction's PROMIS system for felony cases initiated in 1982, cases initiated in 1981, and cases initiated in the two or more years after 1982.

Data Type(s):    event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

For reasons of confidentiality, the police department identification number, the individual's true name, and the circuit attorney's manual case file number have been blanked. This is part of a larger three-part study.


Data Source:

Public Domain PROMIS system records for the cities of Portland and Washington, D.C.


Original ICPSR Release:   1988-01-06

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB8717.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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