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Data Collection: National Judicial Reporting Program (NJRP)
Status: Active
Frequency: Biennially since 1986
Latest data available: 2006

From 1986 to 2006 the National Judicial Reporting Program (NJRP) collected felony sentencing from a nationally representative stratified sample of state courts in 300 counties. The information collected included: age, race and gender of offenders; dates of arrest, conviction and sentencing data; mode of conviction and type of sentence imposed. Data were collected every 2 years during this time period.

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Data Experts

  • Matthew Durose, Statistician, BJS
  • Tracey Kyckelhahn, Statistician, BJS
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    Collection Period

    2006

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    Documentation

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    Methodology

    For the majority of the locations, data are collected directly from the state courts. For the other locations, data are obtained from the counties. Sources of that data include sentencing commissions, statistical agencies, departments of public safety, probation departments, state police departments and departments of corrections. Indvidual level data were obtained either electronically or manually. Manual methods included photocopies of documents, questionnaires completed by court officials and on-site collections.

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    Publications & Products

    The following publications and products were generated by BJS using data from this collection.

    Felony Sentences in State Courts, 2006 - Statistical Tables (Standard error tables added) Presents findings from the 2006 National Judicial Reporting Program (NJRP), which compiles detailed information on the sentences that felons receive in state courts nationwide and on characteristics of the felons.
      Acrobat file (PDF) | Spreadsheets (Zip format 30K) | ASCII file (26K)
    Part of the Felony Sentences in State Courts Series

    Contract Bench and Jury Trials in State Courts, 2005 Presents findings on contract cases disposed of by a bench or jury trial in a nationally representative sample of jurisdictions in 2005.
      PDF (456K) | ASCII file (25) | Zip format (24K)
    Part of the Civil Trial Cases and Verdicts in Large Counties Series

    Felony Sentences in State Courts, 2004 Presents statistics for adults who were convicted of a felony and sentenced in state courts. The data were collected in a nationally representative survey of 300 counties in 2004.
      PDF (152K) | ASCII file (28K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 22K) | To order paper version
    Part of the Felony Sentences in State Courts Series

    State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 2004 - Statistical Tables Presents statistics for adults who were convicted of a felony and sentenced in State courts. The data were collected through a survey of a nationally representative sample of State Courts in 300 counties in 2004.
      HTML | Methodology
    Part of the State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons Series

    State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 2002 - Statistical Tables Presents statistics for adults who were convicted of a felony and sentenced in State courts.
      HTML
    Part of the State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons Series

    Felony Sentences in State Courts, 2002 Presents statistics for adults who were convicted of a felony and sentenced in State courts in 2002.
      PDF (557K) | ASCII file (25K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 28K) | Codebooks and Datasets | To order paper version
    Part of the Felony Sentences in State Courts Series

    Felony Sentences in State Courts, 2000 Presents statistics for adults who were convicted of a felony and sentenced in State courts in 2000.
      PDF (161K) | ASCII file (24K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 62K) | Codebooks and Datasets
    Part of the Felony Sentences in State Courts Series

    State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 2000 - Statistical Series Presents statistics for adults who were convicted of a felony and sentenced in State courts. The data were collected through a nationally representative survey of counties.
      HTML
    Part of the State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons Series

    State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons, 1998 - Statistical Tables Presents statistics for adults who were convicted of a felony and sentenced in State courts. The data were collected through a nationally representative survey of counties.
      HTML
    Part of the State Court Sentencing of Convicted Felons Series

    Felony Sentences in State Courts, 1998 Presents statistics for adults who were convicted of a felony and sentenced in State courts in 1998.
      PDF (152K) | ASCII file (39K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 103K) | Codebooks and Datasets
    Part of the Felony Sentences in State Courts Series

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    Related Topics

  • Courts
  • Courts | Criminal Cases | Felony Sentences
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