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National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP)

Data Collection Status
Annually starting 1983
Latest Data Available
Data Experts
Danielle Kaeble, BJS Statistician
Collection Period



The National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP) collects offender-level administrative data annually on prison admissions and releases, and year-end custody populations, and on parole entries and discharges in participating jurisdictions. Demographic information, conviction offenses, sentence length, minimum time to be served, credited jail time, type of admission, type of release, and time served are collected from individual prisoner records. The collection began in 1983 and is conducted annually. Beginning in 1999, jurisdictions also began providing a stock file for all inmates held at year-end. In 2012, jurisdictions began reporting parole entry data. The number of states submitting data to NCRP has varied over the years, but at least 38 states have provided some data since 2000. All fifty states provided at least one type of NCRP record in 2011-2014, with 49 submitting data in 2015, and 48 in 2017 and 2018.

Date Created: May 26, 2009