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City Police Expenditures, 1946-1985: [United States]

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
  • Triplett, Ruth, et al.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Free Keywords
crime; crime prevention; expenditures; government services; local government; municipal expenditures; police protection; public expenditures
  • Abstract

    This study examines police expenditures for selected cities for an extended period of time. The data set contains one variable per year for each of the following items: total general expenditures, expenditure for police protection, deflated general expenditures adjusted for inflation, deflated police expenditures adjusted for inflation, residential population, land area, patterns of population change during the study period, government identification, and implicit price deflators of goods and services.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Cities in the United States.
All cities that had 50,000 or more residents in 1940 or entered that size class during the study period. All towns and townships in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania were included.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8706 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08706.v1
  • Lochner, Lance, Moretti, Enrico. The effect of education on crime: Evidence from prison inmates, arrests, and self-reports. American Economic Review.94, (1), 155-189.2004.
    • ID: 10.1257/000282804322970751 (DOI)

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

Triplett, Ruth, et al. (1987): City Police Expenditures, 1946-1985: [United States]. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.