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Xenon (New Jersey) Commercial Burglary Data, 1979-1981

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • Gibbs, John J.
  • Shelly, Peggy L.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Free Keywords
arrests; burglary; commercial theft; larceny; police records; property crime statistics; property crimes; robbery; stolen property; stolen property recovery
  • Abstract

    This data collection is one of three quantitative databases comprising the Commercial Theft Studies component of the Study of the Causes of Crime for Gain, which focuses on patterns of commercial theft and characteristics of commercial thieves. This data collection contains information on commercial burglary incidents in Xenon, New Jersey. The data collection includes incident characteristics, theft item, value of stolen property, and demographic information about the suspect(s), such as police contacts, number of arrests, sex, race, and age.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-09-01 / 1981-06-04
    Time period: 1979-09-01--1981-06-04
  • Collection date: 1981-06
Geographic Coverage
  • New Jersey
  • United States
  • Xenon
Sampled Universe
Recorded crimes in the community of Xenon, New Jersey.
All incidents of commercial burglary occurring between September 1, 1979-June 4, 1981. An incident had to involve the theft of commercial property from a commercial establishment to be in the sample.
Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (80-IJ-CX-0600).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8088 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08088.v1
  • Gibbs, J.J., Shelly, P.. Final Report of the Commercial Theft Studies Project. Unpublished Report.Newark, NJ: Rutgers University, Center for the Study of Causes of Crime for Gain. 1982.
  • Gibbs, John J., Shelly, Peggy L.. Life in the Fast Lane: A Retrospective Account by Commercial Thieves. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.19, (2), 299-330.1982.
    • ID: 10.1177/002242788201900210 (DOI)

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

Gibbs, John J.; Shelly, Peggy L. (1984): Xenon (New Jersey) Commercial Burglary Data, 1979-1981. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.