Probability sampling in which the relative size of a
government's criminal justice expenditure as reported in the 1982
Census of Governments determines its probability of selection. Each
sample case was assigned a weight based on its probability of
selection. Included were 173 state, county, municipality, and township
governments serving populations of 10,000 or more, and 8,100 general
purpose state and local governments with populations under 10,000.
All state, county, municipality, and township governments
in the United States.
self-enumerated forms, and official state and local
aggregate data, and survey data