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National Crime Surveys: Redesign Data, 1975-1979

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data, survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1987-02-26
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
assault; auto theft; burglary; census data; crime; criminal justice system; demographic characteristics; households; larceny; neighborhoods; rape; robbery; victimization
Description
  • Abstract

    These data are a product of the National Crime Surveys Redesign Project. The purpose of the data collection was to create several different data files from existing public-use National Crime Surveys files. For each crime, information is gathered on the victim's housing unit and household and the incident itself. A personal history and interview are also included. Several data files contain National Crime Survey and Uniform Crime Report data on the following index crimes: robbery, larceny-theft, burglary, motor vehicle theft, rape, and aggravated assault.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Longitudinal, Part 1
    • DS2: Longitudinal, Part 2
    • DS3: Longitudinal, Part 3
    • DS4: Longitudinal, Part 4
    • DS5: Incident Level, Longitudinal, Part 1
    • DS6: Incident Level, Longitudinal, Part 2
    • DS7: Research Reference Period
    • DS8: All Index Crimes
    • DS9: Burglary Data
    • DS10: Change Scene Data
Temporal Coverage
  • 1975-01 / 1979-06
    Time period: 1975-01--1979-06
  • 1975-01 / 1979-06
    Collection date: 1975-01--1979-06
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All persons in the United States.
Sampling
Stratified multistage cluster sample.
Collection Mode
  • The victimization files were originally part of the NATIONAL CRIME SURVEY: NATIONAL SAMPLE (ICPSR 7635). The full longitudinal files and the longitudinal reference period research file each have five levels. The first level, the housing unit, has approximately 40,000 cases. The second level, the household interview, has approximately 50,000 cases. The third level, the person interview history has approximately 110,000 cases. The fourth level, the person interview, has approximately 350,000 cases, and the fifth level, the incident information, has approximately 42,000 cases. The first level of the longitudinal full file has approximately 60 variables and a logical record length of 150. The second level has 350 variables and a logical record length of 827. The third level has 100 variables and a logical record length of 222. The fourth level has 44 variables and a logical record length of 106, and the fifth level has 190 variables and a logical record length of 314. The first level research reference year file has 70 variables and a logical record length of 160. The second level has 470 variables and a logical record length of 900. The third level has 115 variables and a logical record length of 240. The fourth level has 44 variables and a logical record length of 106, and the fifth level has 190 variables and a logical record length of 314.

    The data were compiled by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 11 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 11 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8484 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Farrell, Graham, Tseloni, Andromachi, Mailley, Jen, Tilley, Nick. The crime drop and the security hypothesis. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.48, (2), 147-175.2011.
    • ID: 10.1177/0022427810391539 (DOI)
  • CSR Incorporated. Alcohol Epidemiologic Data Directory. Arlington, VA: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. 2007.
    • ID: http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/2007DataDirectory/2007%20Data%20Directory.pdf (URL)
  • Wheeler, Sean A.. Self-employment, criminal victimization, and community organization: Formulating effective policies for urban development. Review of Black Political Economy.29, (3), 93 -2002.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF02820710 (DOI)
  • Kindermann, Charles, Lynch, James, Cantor, David. Effects of the Redesign on Victimization Estimates. National Crime Victimization Survey.NCJ 164381, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1997.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ERVE.PDF (URL)
  • United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. National Crime Victimzation Survey Redesign. Bureau of Justice Statistics Fact Sheet.NCJ 151170, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1995.
    • ID: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/REDESFS.PDF (URL)
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics. National Crime Victimization Survey Redesign: Technical Background. NCJ 151172, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1994.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/ascii/NCSRTB.TXT (URL)
  • United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. National Crime Victimization Survey: Questions and Answers about the Redesign. NCJ 151171, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1994.
    • ID: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/ncsrqa.pdf (URL)
  • Smith, M. Dwayne, Kuchta, Ellen S.. Trends in Violent Crime against Women, 1973-1989. Social Science Quarterly.74, (1), 28-45.1993.
  • McDowall, David, Loftin, Colin. Comparing the UCR and NCS Over Time. Criminology.30, (1), 125-132.1992.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.1992.tb01097.x (DOI)
  • Ageton, Suzanne S.. Sexual Assault among Adolescents. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books/D. C. Heath and Company. 1983.
  • 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

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (1987): National Crime Surveys: Redesign Data, 1975-1979. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08484.v1