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CJARS releases 2023 Q3 vintage

CJARS Releases 2023 Q3 Vintage

Vintage Highlights

  • CJARS now includes data from 34 states, with longitudinal records covering 84% of the United States population
  • Hundreds of millions of new lines of raw data have been processed and added to CJARS
  • Advances in data quality control systems and data collection have continued to improve data fidelity

CJARS is excited to announce the 2023 Q3 vintage, which is now available through the Federal Statistical Research Data Center network! If you want to learn about this vintage, check out these resources on our website: (1) updated 2023 Q3 data documentation, and (2) updated 2023 Q3 benchmarking report.

For those interested in applying to work with CJARS, our Title 13 proposal guide provides details about the steps necessary to request CJARS through the FSRDC system. If you are already a current CJARS data user working on an approved FSRDC project and would like to incorporate the latest vintage of CJARS into your research, please reach out to your local FSRDC administrator for assistance.

Click on the map to be taken taken to an interactive version where you can learn about more 2023 Q3 coverage details

Improvements for 2023 Q3 Vintage

Expansion in data coverage

  • New historical data holdings have been added across both geographic and procedural domains:
    • Courts – AR
    • Incarceration – CA, CT, ID, NM, RI
    • Probation – ID, NM
    • Parole – CA, CT, ID, NM, RI
  • Updated data extracts in jurisdictions covered in prior CJARS vintages, which include:
    • More recently recorded data (i.e., 2021 and 2022)
    • Better coverage and quality (e.g., more complete coverage, less variable missingness)
    • Updated records added in AL, AZ, CO, GA, IL, KS, MO, MT, NE, NJ, NV, PA, WI

Advancement in data quality vetting

  • Updates have been made to automated data quality assessment systems that identify potentially problematic data series and flag for manual review
  • Data continue to be benchmarked against all available federal statistical series:
    • Uniform Crime Report
    • State Court Processing Statistics series
    • National Prisoner Statistics Program
    • National Corrections Reporting Program
    • Annual Probation Survey
    • Annual Parole Survey
  • We have also incorporated the use of statistical information published by state agencies to provide another resource to benchmark CJARS data against

Other announcements

  • Updates have been made to our analytic data coverage files

Questions about CJARS or the 2023 Q3 vintage? Contact us at: