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Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-1999

Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data, and aggregate data
  • Fox, James Alan
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Free Keywords
arrests; crime rates; crime reporting; crime statistics; homicide; law enforcement; offenders; offenses; Uniform Crime Reports; victims
  • Abstract

    These data provide incident-level information on criminal homicides including location, circumstances, and method of offense, as well as demographic characteristics of victims and perpetrators and the relationship between the two. The data were provided monthly to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) by local law enforcement agencies participating in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program.
  • 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: Performed consistency checks.; Standardized missing values.; Created online analysis version with question text.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Victim Data
    • DS2: Offender Data
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976 / 1999
    Time period: 1976--1999
  • 1976 / 1999
    Collection date: 1976--1999
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Homicides in the United States from January 1976 through December 1999.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

2006-03-30 File CB3180.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3180 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03180.v1
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Fox, James Alan (2001): Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-1999. Archival Version. Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.