Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: JC-008-003-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Statistics on Government Operations

Bibliographic Citation: Law enforcement management and administrative statistics, 1993.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistic  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6708

Date Accessioned: 5/1/1997

Number of Files Received: 10

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Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison campus

Date Ordered: 5/1/1997

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Abstract: This survey, the third in the Bureau of Justice Statistics' program on Law Enforcement and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS), presents information on five types of general-purpose law enforcement agencies: state police, county police, special police (state and local), municipal police, and sheriff's departments. Variables include size of the population served by the police or sheriff's department, levels of employment and spending, various functions of the department, average salary levels for uniformed officers, policies and programs, and other matters related to management and personnel.

Additional documentation available for this collection includes Attachments L (Crosstabulation charts by agency: Weighting and Imputation Cell Collapsing SR: 1993 LEMAS Response File), M (Crosstabulation chart by agency: Weighting and Imputation Cell Collapsing NSR: 1993 LEMAS Response File), X (Crosstabulation charts by agency: Variance Estimation Cell Collapsing SR: 1993 LEMAS Response File), and Y (Crosstabulation chart by agency: Variance Estimation Cell Collapsing NSR: 1993 LEMAS Response File). These charts are available only in hardcopy form upon request from ICPSR.

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