Prosecution of Felony Arrests, 1982: St. Louis (ICPSR 8705)

Principal Investigator(s): Abt Associates


This data collection provides statistical information on how prosecutors and the courts disposed of criminal cases involving adults arrested for felony crimes in an individual urban jurisdiction, St. Louis. The cases in the data file represent cases initiated in 1982, defined as screened, or filed in 1982. The collection includes disposition data on felonies for which an initial court charge was filed (cases filed) and for those felony arrests that were ultimately indicted or bound over to the felony court for disposition (cases indicted). It does not include information on all felony arrests declined for prosecution. It is, with a few exceptions, extracted from the defendant, case, charge and sentence records.

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.


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Study Description


Abt Associates. Prosecution of Felony Arrests, 1982: St. Louis. ICPSR08705-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:    Missouri, St. Louis, 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 for two or more years after 1982.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

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


Data Source:

Public domain PROMIS system records for the city of St. Louis.


Original ICPSR Release:   1988-01-06

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