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Survey of State Criminal History Information Systems, 1995

NCJ Number
Date Published
May 1997
66 pages
This 1995 report on what is happening with State criminal history information systems is based on the results from a survey conducted of the administrators of the State criminal history record repositories in July-December 1996.
Fifty-four jurisdictions were surveyed, including the 50 States, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Responses were received from 53 jurisdictions. Only Rhode Island did not submit a complete survey. In addition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation provided information on the number of fingerprint cards and dispositions it received during fiscal year 1995. Information is also provided on the number of criminal history records of the States participating in the Interstate Identification Index system that are maintained by the State criminal history repositories, as well as the number of records maintained by the FBI for the States. Major survey findings pertain to the level of automation of master name indexes and criminal history files, the level of disposition reporting, the level of felony flagging, and the timeliness of trial court disposition data. Detailed findings address the status of State criminal history files, the completeness of data in State criminal history repository, disposition data, corrections data, the timeliness of data in State criminal history repository, procedures to improve data quality, and the linking of arrests and dispositions. Other data quality procedures and audits are reviewed as well. 22 tables and a description of survey methodology

Date Published: May 1, 1997