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Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-2001

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data, and aggregate data
Creator
  • Fox, James Alan (Northeastern University, College of Criminal Justice)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series
Publication Date
2004-05-05
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

    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.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Victim Data
    • DS2: Offender Data
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976 / 2001
    Time period: 1976--2001
  • 1976 / 2001
    Collection date: 1976--2001
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Homicides in the United States from January 1976 through December 2001.
Sampling
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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
2006-01-18 File SP3989.ALL was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-01-18 File SA3989.ALL was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-01-18 File CB3989.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3989 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Sykes, Bryan L.. Three Essays on Causality and Crime. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley. 2007.
  • Mize, Krystal D.. Intimate Partner Homicide Methods in Heterosexual and Homosexual Relationships. Thesis, Florida Atlantic University. 2006.
  • Fox, James Alan. Missing data problems in the SHR: Imputing offender and relationship characteristics. Homicide Studies.8, (3), 214-254.2004.
    • ID: 10.1177/1088767904265592 (DOI)
  • Noonan, James H., Woods, James A.. Perspectives of Terror Homicides in the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Public Health and Criminal Justice Approaches to Homicide Research. Proceedings of the 2003 Meeting of the Homicide Research Working Group.Chicago, IL. 2003.
    • ID: http://homicideworkinggroup.cos.ucf.edu/include/documents/hrwg03.pdf#page=40 (URL)
  • McMillen, Marilyn M., Kaufman, Phillip, Whitener, Summer D.. Dropout Rates in the United States: 1993. NCES 94-669, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement. 1994.
    • ID: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs94/94669.pdf (URL)

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

Fox, James Alan (2004): Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-2001. Version 1. Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03989.v1