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Violence and Crime in Cross-National Perspective, 1900-1974

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
Creator
  • Archer, Dane
  • Gartner, Rosemary
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1987-02-26
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health
  • Guggenheim Foundation
  • German Marshall Fund of the United States
Language
English
Free Keywords
assault; crime; international crime statistics; murder; rape; robbery; violence
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection provides comparative, cross-national, longitudinal data on rates of violent and nonviolent crimes for every country in the world over a period of 74 years. The study was designed to supply both comparative breadth and historical depth. Data were compiled from 110 nations and 44 urban places over periods up to 74 years, 1900-1974. Information is included on murder, rape, robbery, assault, theft, and population.
  • 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: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Crime File (With Comments)
    • DS2: Eight Crime File
    • DS3: Crime File (Data Only)
    • DS4: Codebook for All Parts
    • DS5: SAS Data Definition Statements for Crime File (Data Only)
    • DS7: Second FORTRAN Program for Crime File (With Comments)
Temporal Coverage
  • 1900 / 1974
    Time period: 1900--1974
  • 1972 / 1982
    Collection date: 1972--1982
Geographic Coverage
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Central America
  • Europe
  • Global
  • Latin America
  • North America
  • South America
Sampled Universe
All countries in the world.
Collection Mode
  • Two FORTRAN command files are supplied and can be used in conjunction with Part 1, Crime File (With Comments), to output crime rates and raw crime figures for each country. Part 3, Crime File (Data Only), contains the data from Part 1 without the non-data comments. The SAS and SPSS data definition statements are only for Part 3. Other than the record layouts and country and city codes, the only documentation provided for all data files is the comment statements from the FORTRAN files. The study title was changed to include the years 1973 and 1974, since records are present in the data for those years.

Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 6 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 6 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 Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health (MH-27427). Guggenheim Foundation. German Marshall Fund of the United States.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8612 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Ladd, Everett Carll. Crime in America; Crime and Punishment: An American Odyssey. Public Perspective.8, (4), 8 -1997.
  • Gartner, Rosemary. Methodological issues in cross-cultural large-survey research on violence. Violence and Victims.8, (3), 199-215.1993.
  • Wilkes, John. Murder in mind. Psychology Today.21, 26 -1987.
  • Archer, Dane, Gartner, Rosemary. Violence and Crime in a Cross-National Perspective. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1984.

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

Archer, Dane; Gartner, Rosemary (1987): Violence and Crime in Cross-National Perspective, 1900-1974. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08612.v1