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

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


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.

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Study Description


Minnesota Criminal Justice System Driving While Intoxicated Task Force. Recidivism Among Convicted Drunk Drivers: Minnesota, 1982. ICPSR08601-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    alcohol consumption, convictions (law), criminal justice system, drinking behavior, driving under the influence, drug law offenses, recidivism, sentencing

Geographic Coverage:    Minnesota, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1982

Date of Collection:   

  • 1982--1983

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

Data Type(s):    event/transaction data, survey data


Sample:    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.

Data Source:

official court records


Original ICPSR Release:   1987-01-12

Version History:

  • 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.



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