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National Crime Surveys: Index of Crime Severity, 1977

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Wolfgang, Marvin E.
  • Figlio, Robert M.
  • Tracy, Paul E.
  • Singer, Simon I.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1987-01-12
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
crime; murder; petty theft; rape
Description
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this data collection was to determine the seriousness of criminal events. The principal investigators sought to determine and rate the relative seriousness of murder, rape, and petty theft. Information in the collection includes respondents' opinions on the severity of particular crimes as well as how that severity compared to other crimes.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 1977 Collection Quarter 3
    • DS2: 1977 Collection Quarter 4
Temporal Coverage
  • 1977-07 / 1977-12
    Time period: 1977-07--1977-12
  • 1977-07 / 1977-12
    Collection date: 1977-07--1977-12
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All households in the United States.
Sampling
A stratified random sample of households in the United States.
Collection Mode
  • This data collection was conducted as a supplement to the National Crime Survey: National Sample over a six-month period beginning in July, 1977.

Note
2006-01-18 File CB8295.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (J-LEAA-120-79).
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8295 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Erez, Edna, Tontodonato, Pamela. The Effect of Victim Participation in Sentencing on Sentence Outcome. Criminology.28, (3), 451-474.1990.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.1990.tb01334.x (DOI)
  • Cohen, Mark A.. Some New Evidence on the Seriousness of Crime. Criminology.26, (2), 343-353.1988.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.1988.tb00845.x (DOI)
  • Wolfgang, M.E., Figlio, R.M., Tracy, P.E., Singer, S.I.. Sourcebook of Crime Severity Ratios for Core-Item Offenses. NCJ 96329, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1985.
  • Wolfgang, Marvin E., Figlio, R., Tracy, P., Singer, S.. The National Survey of Crime Severity. NCJ 96017, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1985.
  • Figlio, Robert M., Wolfgang, Marvin E.. The National Survey of Crime Severity - Some General Findings. 141st Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, Social Statistics Section.Detroit, MI. 1981.
  • Sparks, Richard F.. Surveys of victimization -- An optimistic assessment. Crime and Justice: An Annual Review of Research.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1981.

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

Wolfgang, Marvin E.; Figlio, Robert M.; Tracy, Paul E.; Singer, Simon I. (1987): National Crime Surveys: Index of Crime Severity, 1977. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08295.v1