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Federal Justice Statistics Program: Defendants Charged in Criminal Cases Filed in District Court, 2015

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Federal Justice Statistics Program Data Series
Publication Date
2019-09-25
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
defendants; district courts; offenses; prosecution
Description
  • Abstract

    The data contain records of defendants in federal criminal cases filed in United States District Court during fiscal year 2015. The data were constructed from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) Central System file. According to the EOUSA, the United States attorneys conduct approximately 95 percent of the prosecutions handled by the Department of Justice. The Central Charge and Central System data contain variables from the original EOUSA files as well as additional analysis variables. Variables containing identifying information (e.g., name, Social Security Number) were either removed, coarsened, or blanked in order to protect the identities of individuals. These data are part of a series designed by Abt and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Data and documentation were prepared by Abt.
  • Methods

    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: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS1: 2015 Defendants Charged in Criminal Cases Filed in District Court Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2014-10-01--2015-09-30
  • 2014-10-01 / 2015-09-30
  • Collection date: 2014-10-01--2015-09-30
  • 2014-10-01 / 2015-09-30
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Defendants in federal criminal cases filed in United States District Court during fiscal year 2015.
Availability
Delivery
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 37388 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR37388.v1

Update Metadata: 2019-09-25 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-09-25

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (2019): Federal Justice Statistics Program: Defendants Charged in Criminal Cases Filed in District Court, 2015. Archival Version. Federal Justice Statistics Program Data Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37388