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Age Cohort Arrest Rates, 1970-1980

Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data and aggregate data
  • Greenberg, David F.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Free Keywords
arrest rates; arrests; census data; crime; offenses; population size
  • Abstract

    The data for this collection were gathered from the 1970 and 1980 Censuses and the Uniform Crime Reports for 1970 through 1980. The unit of analysis in this data collection is cities. Included are population totals by age group and arrest data for selected crimes by age group for Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago, Illinois, Denver, Colorado, Knoxville, Tennessee, San Jose, California, Spokane, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. Population data by sex and age for all cities are contained in Part 4. The 123 variables provide data by age categories ranging from age 5 to age 69. Part 1, the arrest file for Atlanta and Chicago, provides arrest data for 1970 to 1980 by sex and age, ranging from age 10 and under to age 65 and over. The arrest data for other cities span two data files. Part 2 includes arrest data by sex for ages 15 to 24 for the years 1970 to 1980. Part 3 provides arrest data for ages 25 to 65 and over for the years 1970, 1975, and 1980. Arrest data are collected for the following crimes: murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, other assaults, arson, forgery, fraud, embezzlement, stolen property, vandalism, weapons, prostitution, other sex offenses, opium abuse, marijuana abuse, gambling, family offenses, drunk driving, liquor law violations, drunkenness, disorderly conduct, vagrancy, and all other offenses combined.
  • 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


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Atlanta and Chicago Arrest Data, 1970-1980
    • DS2: Arrest Data (Ages 15-24) for All Other Cities, 1970-1980
    • DS3: Arrest Data (Ages 25-65+) for All Other Cities, 1970, 1975, and 1980
    • DS4: Population Data for All Cities, 1970 and 1980
    • DS6: SAS Data Definition Statements for Atlanta and Chicago Arrest Data
    • DS7: SAS Data Definition Statements for Arrest Data (Ages 15-24) for All Other Cities
    • DS8: SAS Data Definition Statements for Arrest Data (Ages 25-65+) for All Other Cities
    • DS9: SAS Data Definition Statements for Population Data
Temporal Coverage
  • 1970 / 1980
    Time period: 1970--1980
  • 1982 / 1984
    Collection date: 1982--1984
Geographic Coverage
  • Arizona
  • Atlanta
  • California
  • Chicago
  • Colorado
  • Denver
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Knoxville
  • San Jose
  • Spokane
  • Tennessee
  • Tucson
  • United States
  • Washington
Sampled Universe
Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago, Illinois, Denver, Colorado, Spokane, Washington, San Jose, California, and Tucson, Arizona.
Collection Mode
  • The data collection as received from the principal investigator contained 14 data files. These files were reformatted and combined into four data files by ICPSR.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 5 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 5 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.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. National Institute of Justice (82-IJ-CX-0025).
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8261 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08261.v1
  • Greenberg, David F., Larkin, Nancy J.. Age-cohort analysis of arrest rates. Criminal Careers.Brookfield, VT: Dartmouth Publishing. 1996.
  • Greenberg, David F., Larkin, N.J.. Age-Cohort Analysis of Arrest Rates. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.1, (13), 227-240.1985.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF01064634 (DOI)
  • Greenberg, David F.. An Age Cohort Analysis of Arrest Rates. Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Association.Boston, MA. 1984.
  • Greenberg, David F.. Arrest Rates in the Teen and Early Adult Years. Academy of Criminal Justice Scientists.Chicago, IL. 1984.

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

Greenberg, David F. (1985): Age Cohort Arrest Rates, 1970-1980. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.