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Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-1983

Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data, and aggregate data
  • Fox, James Alan
  • Pierce, Glenn L.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Free Keywords
arrests; crime rates; crime reporting; crime statistics; homicide; offenders; offenses; Uniform Crime Reports; victims
  • Abstract

    These Uniform Crime Reports supplementary homicide data provide incident-level information on criminal homicides including information on the date, location, circumstances, and method of offences, as well as demographic characteristics of victims and perpetrators and the relationship between the two.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Agency Aggregate
    • DS2: Incident
    • DS3: Offender
    • DS4: Victim
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976-01 / 1983-12
    Time period: 1976-01--1983-12
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Homicides in the United States from January 1976 thru December 1983.
Collection Mode
  • The data were provided monthly to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) by local law enforcement agencies participating in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. In 1983, 97% of the United States population was represented by jurisdictions that submitted supplementary homicide data to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Coverage in l976 had been 88%. These data were restructured, reformatted, and cleaned at the Center for Applied Social Research, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.

2006-01-18 File CB8657.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 (84-BJ-CX-0010).
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8657 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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    • ID: 10.1177/0022427895032002003 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1177/1077801295001004003 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.1994.tb01150.x (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1177/088626091006004006 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.1989.tb01050.x (DOI)
  • Stout, Karen D.. 'Intimate femicide': Effect of legislation and social services. Affilia.4, (2), 21-30.1989.
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  • Ekland-Olson, Sheldon. Structured Discretion, Racial Bias, and the Death Penalty: The First Decade After Furman in Texas. Social Science Quarterly.69, (4), 853-873.1988.
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    • ID: (URL)
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    • ID: (URL)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Fox, James Alan; Pierce, Glenn L. (1987): Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-1983. Version 1. Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.