Offender Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS), 1979: Hawaii (ICPSR 8042)

Published: Aug 8, 2005

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


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OBTS 1979

The purpose of the Offender Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS), 1979: Hawaii was to compile, collate, analyze, publish, and disseminate statistical information concerning the operation of the criminal justice system at the federal, state, and local levels. This collection includes facts on an arrested offender showing actions by the police, prosecutor, and court. The individual offender is the unit of analysis, and felony arrests and other related dispositions are included.

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Offender Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS), 1979:  Hawaii. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-08-08.

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

A downloadable version of data for this study is available however, certain identifying information in the downloadable version may have been masked or edited to protect respondent privacy. Additional data not included in the downloadable version are available in a restricted version of this data collection. For more information about the differences between the downloadable data and the restricted data for this study, please refer to the codebook notes section of the PDF codebook. Users interested in obtaining restricted data must complete and sign a Restricted Data Use Agreement, describe the research project and data protection plan, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research.



For reasons of confidentiality, the actual days in the date variables have been masked in the public release version of the data.

Population of adults charged with felonies.

computerized court records

event/transaction data, and survey data



2005-08-08 The data were reprocessed with minor changes to formatting, such as making two digit years into four digits. A new restricted data file has been created as well as the public data file. SAS, SPSS, and Stata collection files have been added and the text codebook has been converted to PDF format.

1986-04-28 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:

  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.


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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.