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Political Violence in the United States, 1819-1968

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • Levy, Sheldon G.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-05-03
Language
English
Free Keywords
aggression; civil disorders; conflict; fatalities; injuries; internal political conflict; nineteenth century; political violence; social conflict; twentieth century
Description
  • Abstract

    The data contained in this study deal with incidents of political and social violence in the United States from 1819 to 1968. Three indices of political violence used are the number of violent events, the number of deaths resulting from the events, and the number of injuries resulting from the events. Data are provided on the date of the violent event, nature of the target, number of attackers, level of violence by individual attacker and by a group of attackers, respectively, motivation or reason for the attack, numbers of deaths and injuries to targeted individuals and to attackers, type of attacker, property damage, and number of pages in newspaper issue devoted to the event. The data were originally collected in connection with the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence (established in 1968).
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1819 / 1968
    Time period: 1819--1968
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Violent events in the United States in the period 1819-1968.
Sampling
Random sample.
Collection Mode
  • See also the related data collection STUDY OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE ATTITUDES, PERSONAL EXPERIENCES WITH VIOLENCE, EMOTIONAL REACTIONS TO ASSASSINATION AND VIOLENCE IN THE MEDIA, 1968 (ICPSR 7354).

Availability
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This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 80 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Gill, Jeff, Hangartner, Dominik. Circular data in political science and how to handle it. Political Analysis.18, (3), 316-336.2010.
    • ID: 10.1093/pan/mpq009 (DOI)
  • Kirkham, James F., Levy, Sheldon G., Crotty, William J.. Assassination and Political Violence. New York: Chelsea House. 1983.
  • Levy, Sheldon. A 150-year study of political violence in the United States. Violence in America: Historical and Comparative Perspectives (Official Report).Washington, DC: National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence. 1969.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Levy, Sheldon G. (1984): Political Violence in the United States, 1819-1968. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00080.v1