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Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Homicide Victimization and Offending Rates, 1976-1999

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
Creator
  • Fox, James Alan
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series
Publication Date
2001-06-27
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
arrests; crime rates; crime reporting; crime statistics; homicide; law enforcement; offenders; offenses; Uniform Crime Reports; victims
Description
  • Abstract

    Drawing on information from several sources, this dataset provides cross-sectional time-series data on homicide victimization and offending counts and rates for the United States and each of the 50 states for the years 1976-1999, disaggregated by age, sex, and race. Specifically, data from the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR) were used to assemble victim and offender counts for various demographic groups, and U.S. Bureau of the Census estimates for population by age, race, and sex were employed to transform these counts into rates per 100,000. In addition, because the SHR program fails to provide a complete count of homicides, national and state estimates, published in the FBI's annual publication CRIME IN THE UNITES STATES, were used to benchmark and adjust SHR homicide counts. To ensure consistency between these rates and those published by the FBI, population data were also adjusted to match the population totals used in the FBI's publication.
  • 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.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
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 to 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.

Note
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 (95-RU-RX-K003).
Availability
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This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3181 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Manski, Charles F., Pepper, John V.. Deterrence and the death penalty: Partial identification analysis using repeated cross sections. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.29, 123-141.2013.
    • ID: 10.1007/s10940-012-9172-z (DOI)
  • Baumgartner, Frank R., Unah, Isaac. Explaining the Surprising Decline of Capital Punishment in North Carolina. Raleigh, North Carolina. 2011.
  • McCall, Patricia L., Land, Kenneth C., Parker, Karen F.. Heterogeneity in the rise and decline of city-level homicide rates 1976-2005: A latent trajectory analysis. Social Science Research.40, 363-378.2011.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2010.09.007 (DOI)
  • Baumgartner, Frank R., Unah, Isaac. The Decline of Capital Punishment in North Carolina. San Francisco, CA. 2010.
    • ID: http://www.unc.edu/~fbaum/papers/Baumgartner-Unah-ASC-2010.pdf (URL)
  • Watkins, Adam M., Decker, Scott H.. Patterns of homicide in East St. Louis. Homicide Studies.11, (1), 30-49.2007.
    • ID: 10.1177/1088767906296020 (DOI)
  • Donohue, John J., Wolfers, Justin. Uses and abuses of empirical evidence in the death penalty debate. Stanford Law Review.58, 791-845.2005.
  • Bazley, Thomas D., Mieczkowski, Thomas. Researching workplace homicide: An assessment of the limitations of the Supplementary Homicide Reports. Journal of Criminal Justice.32, (3), 243-252.2004.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2004.02.004 (DOI)
  • Bedard, Kelly, Helland, Eric. The location of women's prisons and the deterence effect of 'harder' time. International Review of Law and Economics.24, (2), 147-167.2004.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.irle.2004.08.002 (DOI)

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

Fox, James Alan (2001): Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Homicide Victimization and Offending Rates, 1976-1999. Version 1. Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03181.v1