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Data Collection: 1995 Survey of Adults on Probation (SAP)
Frequency: 1995
Latest data available: 1995

The 1995 Survey of Adults on Probation obtained for the first time detailed data on the background and characteristics of a nationally representative sample of 2.5 million adults on probation in 1995. Specific topics of information include demographic characteristics, criminal history, prior drug and alcohol use, participation in drug and alcohol treatment programs, use of firearms, victim characteristics, the conditions of supervision, and the extent of contact with probation authorities. This survey was conducted one time in 1995 and was comprised of two components: a) a review of probationers' administrative records and b) personal interviews with probationers. The administrative records sample consisted of official records of nearly 6,000 adults under probation supervision in 167 state and local probation offices nationwide. The personal interview sample consisted of a total of 2,030 completed interviews with probationers under supervision in 101 state and local probation offices nationwide.

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Collection Period

1995

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Methodology

In the first of two survey components, probation office staff used administrative records to complete a records check form for a nationally representative sample of nearly 6,000 adults formally sentenced to probation in 167 state and local probation offices nationwide. In the second component, U.S. Census Bureau staff completed personal interviews with a sample of 2,030 probationers in 101 probation offices. The personal interview sample was a subset of the records check sample. Because probationers on inactive supervision were excluded from the personal interview sample, the personal interview component represents a somewhat smaller share of the nation's probationers 2,065,896) than the records check (2,620,560).

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Publications & Products

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

Education and Correctional Populations Compares educational attainment of State and Federal prison inmates, jail inmates, and probationers to that of the general population.
  PDF (360K) | ASCII file (32K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 44K) | Codebooks and Datasets | To order paper version


Mental Health and Treatment of Inmates and Probationers Presents survey data on offenders who were in prison or jail or on probation and who reported prior treatment for a mental or emotional problem.
  Press Release (4K) | PDF (120K) | ASCII file (66K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 39K) | To order paper version


DWI Offenders under Correctional Supervision "More than 500,000 drunk drivers on probation or incarcerated in 1997"
  Press Release | More information about this release


DWI Offenders under Correctional Supervision Provides data on offenders in jail, in prison, or on probation for driving while intoxicated.
  Press Release | PDF (171K) | ASCII file (83K) | Spreadsheet (Zip format 36K) | Codebooks and Datasets | To order paper version


Substance Abuse and Treatment of Adults on Probation, 1995 Presents data from the 1995 Survey of Adults on Probation concerning probationers' use of alcohol and illegal drugs and substance abuse treatment they received.
  Press Release (5K) | PDF (124K) | ASCII file (83K) | Codebooks and Datasets


Characteristics of Adults on Probation, 1995 Provides data from a nationally representative sample of official records of nearly 6,000 adults under probation supervision in 166 State and local probation offices nationwide.
  Press Release | PDF (104K) | ASCII file (76K) | Codebooks and Datasets


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Related Topics

  • Corrections
  • Corrections | Community Corrections (Probation and Parole)
  • Corrections | Community Corrections (Probation and Parole) | Probation
  • Corrections | Community Corrections (Probation and Parole) | Special topics
  • Corrections | Community Corrections (Probation and Parole) | Probation | Probation population counts
  • Corrections | Community Corrections (Probation and Parole) | Probation | Offender characteristics
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