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Offender Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS) Series

Metadata Updated: November 28, 2023

Investigator(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics The Offender Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS) series was designed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics to collect information tracking adult offenders from the point of entry into the criminal justice system (typically by arrest), through final disposition, regardless of whether the offender is convicted or acquitted. Collected by individual states from existing data, the datasets include all cases that reached disposition during the calendar year. Using the individual adult offender as the unit for analysis, selected information is provided about the offender and his or her arrest, prosecution, and court disposition. Examples of variables included are arrest and level of arrest charge, date of arrest, charge filed by the prosecutor, prosecutor or grand jury disposition, type of counsel, type of trial, court disposition, sentence type, and minimum and maximum sentence length. Dates of disposition of each stage of the process allow for tracking of time spent at each stage.

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Metadata Created Date August 18, 2021
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023

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Harvested from DOJ JSON

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 18, 2021
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023
Publisher Bureau of Justice Statistics
Identifier 2177
Data First Published 1984-07-12T00:00:00
Language eng
Data Last Modified 2005-09-02T00:00:00
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 011:21
Metadata Context
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Program Code 011:061
Publisher Hierarchy Office of Justice Programs > Bureau of Justice Statistics
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Source Schema Version 1.1

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