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Uniform Crime Reports: Offenses Known and Clearances by Arrest Time Series Data, 1965-1983

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
Creator
  • Pierce, Glenn L.
  • Fox, James A.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series
Publication Date
1990-05-09
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
arrests; assault; auto theft; burglary; clearance rates; crime rates; crime reporting; crime statistics; homicide; larceny; law enforcement; offenses; rape; robbery; Uniform Crime Reports; vandalism; weapons offenses
Description
  • Abstract

    The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program Data is a system designed to monitor the incidence of crime and the activities of law enforcement agencies at the community level. Participating local law enforcement agencies throughout the nation report regularly (usually on a monthly basis) on the volume of selected crimes and arrests and also on the levels of police personnel and types of police activities. This collection consists of time series data relating to offenses known and clearances by arrest for the years 1965-1983, 1970-1983, and 1975-1983. Only those agencies that consistently reported over the three time periods of the study were included. Consistently reporting agencies were defined as those agencies that were in operation during the time of the study and submitted nine or more monthly reports during the calendar year for the three specified time periods. Variables include number of actual offenses reported to the police, the total number of offenses for each category cleared by arrest, and the number of clearances by arrest involving only persons under 18 years of age. Crimes covered are criminal homicide, forcible rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 1965-1983: year 1965
    • DS2: 1965-1983: year 1966
    • DS3: 1965-1983: year 1967
    • DS4: 1965-1983: year 1968
    • DS5: 1965-1983: year 1969
    • DS6: 1965-1983: year 1970
    • DS7: 1965-1983: year 1971
    • DS8: 1965-1983: year 1972
    • DS9: 1965-1983: year 1973
    • DS10: 1965-1983: year 1974
    • DS11: 1965-1983: year 1975
    • DS12: 1965-1983: year 1976
    • DS13: 1965-1983: year 1977
    • DS14: 1965-1983: year 1978
    • DS15: 1965-1983: year 1979
    • DS16: 1965-1983: year 1980
    • DS17: 1965-1983: year 1981
    • DS18: 1965-1983: year 1982
    • DS19: 1965-1983: year 1983
    • DS20: 1970-1983: year 1970
    • DS21: 1970-1983: year 1971
    • DS22: 1970-1983: year 1972
    • DS23: 1970-1983: year 1973
    • DS24: 1970-1983: year 1974
    • DS25: 1970-1983: year 1975
    • DS26: 1970-1983: year 1976
    • DS27: 1970-1983: year 1977
    • DS28: 1970-1983: year 1978
    • DS29: 1970-1983: year 1979
    • DS30: 1970-1983: year 1980
    • DS31: 1970-1983: year 1981
    • DS32: 1970-1983: year 1982
    • DS33: 1970-1983: year 1983
    • DS34: 1975-1983: year 1975
    • DS35: 1975-1983: year 1976
    • DS36: 1975-1983: year 1977
    • DS37: 1975-1983: year 1978
    • DS38: 1975-1983: year 1979
    • DS39: 1975-1983: year 1980
    • DS40: 1975-1983: year 1981
    • DS41: 1975-1983: year 1982
    • DS42: 1975-1983: year 1983
Temporal Coverage
  • 1965 / 1983
    Time period: 1965--1983
  • 1965 / 1983
    Collection date: 1965--1983
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All law enforcement agencies in the United States from 1965 to 1983.
Collection Mode
  • These data are organized in rectangular format with variable length records. The longest LRECL is 5,676 characters.

Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 43 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 43 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 (84-BJ-CX-0010).
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8631 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Farrington, David P., Langan, Patrick A.. Changes in crime and punishment in England and America in the 1980's. Justice Quarterly.9, (1), 5-46.1992.
    • ID: 10.1080/07418829200091241 (DOI)
  • Lynch, James P.. Why the UCR Diverges from the NCS: The Contribution of Non-Uniformities in Measurement. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.Cincinnati, OH. 1984.

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

Pierce, Glenn L.; Fox, James A. (1990): Uniform Crime Reports: Offenses Known and Clearances by Arrest Time Series Data, 1965-1983. Version 1. Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08631.v1