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Federal Justice Statistics Program: Linking Data file, 1994 - 2005 [United States]

Metadata Updated: February 13, 2023

The linking file relates the sequential record numbers (i.e. SEQ_NUM) included in the standard analysis files (SAFs) within an agency's SAFs over time and across different agencies' SAFs. The linking file includes sequential record numbers from the United States Marshals Service (arrests), Executive Office for United States Attorneys (matters and cases), Administrative Office of the United States Courts (cases), United States Sentencing Commission (sentencing events), and Bureau of Prisons (prisoners). By joining the sequential record numbers from the linking file with the sequential record numbers in the appropriate SAFs, it is possible to track the course of individual defendant-cases from arrest to prosecution, adjudication, sentencing, and corrections. Note: The Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center (FJSRC) only recently received data from the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for fiscal years 2004 and 2005 and has not updated the linking file to include these newly acquired data. Consequently, the linking data file does not support linking records from other agencies to BOP records from those two fiscal years.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 13, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOJ JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 13, 2023
Publisher Bureau of Justice Statistics
Identifier 973
Data First Published 2009-02-20T16:12:11
Language eng
Data Last Modified 2011-03-08T12:05:32
Rights These data are restricted due to the increased risk of violation of confidentiality of respondent and subject data.
Public Access Level restricted public
Bureau Code 011:21
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Program Code 011:061
Publisher Hierarchy Office of Justice Programs > Bureau of Justice Statistics
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 33ca31a489113a8de0f42bb2fd5332ff2a5d5427
Source Schema Version 1.1

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