Investigator(s): Federal Judicial Center
The purpose of this data collection is to provide an
official public record of the business of the federal courts. The data
originate from 100 court offices throughout the United States. Information
was obtained at two points in the life of a case: filing and termination. The
termination data contain information on both filing and terminations, while
the pending data contain only filing information. For the appellate and civil
data, the unit of analysis is a single case. The unit of analysis for the
criminal data is a single defendant.
Years Produced: Updated
bi-annually with annual data.