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Uniform Crime Reports, 1958-1969, and County and City Data Books, 1962, 1967, 1972: Merged Data

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series
Publication Date
1984-03-18
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
arrests; assault; auto theft; burglary; counties; crime rates; crime reporting; crime statistics; homicide; larceny; law enforcement; offenses; rape; robbery; Uniform Crime Reports; weapons offenses
Description
  • Abstract

    This dataset includes selected variables and cases from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports, 1958-1969, and the County and City Data Books for 1962, 1967, and 1972. Data are reported for all United States cities with a population of 75,000 or more in 1960. Data from the Uniform Crime Reports include for each year the number of homicides, forcible rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries, larcenies over 50 dollars, and auto thefts. Also included is the Total Crime Index, which is the simple sum of all the crimes listed above. Selected variables describing population characteristics and city finances were taken from the 1962, 1967, and 1972 County and City Data Books.
  • 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: Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All cities in the United States with a population of 75,000 or more in 1960.
Collection Mode
  • These data were taken from a dataset originally created by Alvin L. Jacobson and were prepared for use in ICPSR's Workshop on Data Processing and Data Management in the Criminal Justice Field in the summer of 1978, with further processing by Colin Loftin.

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.1997-02-13 SAS and SPSS data definition statements are now available for this collection. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Availability
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This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7715 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Donohue, John J., Wolfers, Justin. Uses and abuses of empirical evidence in the death penalty debate. Stanford Law Review.58, 791-845.2005.
  • O'Brien, Robert M., Stockard, Jean. The cohort-size sample-size conundrum: An empirical analysis and assessment using homicide arrest data from 1960 to 1999. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.19, (1), 1-32.2003.
    • ID: 10.1023/A:1022526511321 (DOI)
  • Steffensmeier, Darrell, Streifel, Cathy. Time-series analysis of the female percentage of arrests for property crimes, 1960-1985: A test of alternative explanations. Justice Quarterly.9, (1), 77-104.1992.
    • ID: 10.1080/07418829200091261 (DOI)
  • Marenin, Otwin, Pisciotta, Alexander W., Juliani, Tom J.. Economic conditions and social control: An empirical assessment of the relationship between unemployment and incarceration in the U.S.A., 1958-1978. Criminal Justice Review.8, (1), 43-53.1983.
    • ID: 10.1177/073401688300800106 (DOI)
  • Jacobson, Alvin L.. Crime trends in southern and nonsouthern cities: A twenty-year perspective. Social Forces.54, (1), 226-242.1975.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2576090 (URL)
  • Logan, Charles H.. General Deterrent Effects of Imprisonment. Social Forces.51, (1), 64-73.1972.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2576132 (URL)
  • Bean, Frank D., Cushing, Robert G.. Criminal Homicide, Punishment, and Deterrence: Methodological and Substantive Reconsiderations. Social Science Quarterly.52, (2), 277-289.1971.
  • Gibbs, Jack P.. Crime, Punishment, and Deterrence. Social Science Quarterly.48, (4), 515-530.1968.
  • Sagi, Philip, Wellford, Charles F.. Age composition and patterns of change in criminal statistics. Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology and Police Science.59, (1), 29-350.1968.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1142148 (URL)

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

United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation; United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1984): Uniform Crime Reports, 1958-1969, and County and City Data Books, 1962, 1967, 1972: Merged Data. Version 1. Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07715.v1