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Port Authority Cargo Theft Data of New Jersey and New York, 1978-1980

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
Creator
  • Gibbs, John J.
  • Shelly, Peggy L.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-03-18
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
airport security; arrests; burglary; cargo security; cargo shipments; commercial theft; larceny; police records; property crime statistics; property crimes; punishment; robbery; stolen property; New Jersey; New York City; New York (state); United States
Description
  • 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 methods used to commit commericial thefts involving cargo. The data include incident and missing cargo characteristics, suspect characteristics and punishments, and type and value of stolen property. Cargo thefts that occurred at John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Newark International Airport, and the New York Marine Terminals at Brooklyn, Port Elizabeth, and Port Newark were included in the data, which were collected from the Crime Analysis Unit files of the Port Authorities of New York and New Jersey.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1978-01 / 1980-12
    Time period: 1978-01--1980-12
  • 1981-07 / 1981-09
    Collection date: 1981-07--1981-09
Sampled Universe
Recorded crimes in the files of the Crime Analysis Unit of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Sampling
All incidents involving theft, robbery, or burglary of cargo from John F. Kennedy Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Newark Airport, New York Marine Terminals at Brooklyn, Port Elizabeth, and Port Newark from January 1978-December 1980.
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
Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (80-IJ-CX-0660).
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8089 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • 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): Port Authority Cargo Theft Data of New Jersey and New York, 1978-1980. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08089.v1