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Census of Urban Crime, 1970

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
Creator
  • Hellman, Daryl A.
  • Fox, James Alan
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1985-01-11
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
census data; cities; crime; crime control programs; crime prevention; criminal justice policy; government revenues; housing; municipal expenditures; police; police effectiveness; property values; revenues; urban crime
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains information on urban crime in the United States. The 331 variables include crime incidence, criminal sanctions, police employment, police expenditures, police unionization, city revenues and sources of revenue (including intergovernmental transfers), property values, public sector package characteristics, demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, and housing and land use characteristics. The data were primarily gathered from various governmental censuses: Census of Population, Census of Housing, Census of Government, Census of Manufactures, and Census of Business. UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM DATA [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 9028) and EXPENDITURE AND EMPLOYMENT DATA FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (ICPSR 7818) were used as supplemental sources.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1970
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
United States cities with 1970 populations over 150,000.
Sampling
A total of 88 United States cities with populations between 154,000 and approximately eight million residents.
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 (81-IJ-CX-0063).
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8275 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Hellman, D.A., Fox, J.A.. Final Report of Urban Crime Control and Property Values: Estimating Systematic Interactions. Unpublished Report.Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1984.

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

Hellman, Daryl A.; Fox, James Alan (1985): Census of Urban Crime, 1970. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08275.v1