Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Skip to content

National Inmate Survey, 2007

Metadata Updated: February 13, 2023

Data for this study were collected as part of the 2007 National Inmate Survey (NIS), which is comprised of two questionnaires -- a survey of sexual victimization and a survey of past drug and alcohol use and abuse. The survey of sexual victimization resulted in data from 23,398 inmates held in 146 sampled prisons and 40,419 inmates in 282 local jails in the NIS. Respondents were asked if they had been forced or otherwise coerced into any sexual contact with other inmates or facility staff while incarcerated. The respondents were asked about the type of sexual contact, the frequency, when it occurred, and where it occurred. The survey also sought information on any injuries received and treatment obtained for those injuries. Other questions pertained to the reporting of sexual contact -- if it was reported, to whom it was reported, and any results from reporting sexual contact. Respondents were also asked for reasons why they had not reported the sexual contact if no report was made. Background and demographic information collected included reasons for incarceration, sexual history, sexual orientation, marital status, gender, ethnicity, and physical characteristics such as height and weight.

Access & Use Information

Restricted: This dataset can only be accessed or used under certain conditions. License: us-pd


This dataset is part of the following collection:

Downloads & Resources


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 1087
Data First Published 2011-11-11T14:34:54
Language eng
Data Last Modified 2012-05-25T10:26:37
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
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Collection Package Id 40e158ea-cf83-4991-b2b5-9bf81e6a9bf0
Harvest Object Id b8e246b8-2007-4ce1-b9f2-ba7ff360a428
Harvest Source Id 3290e90a-116f-42fc-86ac-e65521ef3b68
Harvest Source Title DOJ JSON
Program Code 011:061
Publisher Hierarchy Office of Justice Programs > Bureau of Justice Statistics
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 3eec1e7198134421ff18e0465d84a92132f1b2eb
Source Schema Version 1.1

Didn't find what you're looking for? Suggest a dataset here.

An official website of the GSA's Technology Transformation Services

Looking for U.S. government information and services?