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Robbery of Financial Institutions in Indiana, 1982-1984

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data, and event/transaction data
  • Baumer, Terry
  • Carrington, Michael D.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Free Keywords
banks; disposition (legal); financial institutions; offenders; reactions to crime; robbery; security; sentencing
  • Abstract

    The goals of this data collection were to provide information on robbery-related security measures employed by financial institutions, to identify factors that contribute to robbery, and to study the correlates of case disposition and sentence length of convicted robbers. The collection compares banking institutions that have been robbed with those bank offices that have not been robbed to provide information on factors that contribute to these robberies. The office-based file includes variables designed to measure general office characteristics, staff preparation and training, security measures, characteristics of the area in which the banking institution is located, and the robbery history of each institution. The incident-based file includes variables such as the robber's method of operation and behavior, the employee's reaction, the characteristics of the office at the time of the robbery, and the apprehension of the offender. Also included is information on the status of the investigation, reasons involved in solving the robbery, status of prosecution, ultimate prosecution, and sentence in length.
  • 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: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Bank Office Data
    • DS2: Robbery Incident Data
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-01-01 / 1984-06-30
    Time period: 1982-01-01--1984-06-30
Geographic Coverage
  • Indiana
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Banking and financial institutions in Indiana.
Victim institutions include banks and savings and loan associations in the state of Indiana that were robbed between January 1, 1982 and June 30, 1984. A comparison group of 200 financial institutions was randomly selected from the remaining nonvictim offices in Indiana. Five of the nonvictim sample were not included in the file because their data were not available.
Collection Mode
  • The incident-based file includes merged data of victim offices from the office-based file, robbery incident data, and case disposition data. The merged office data contain variables identical to those available in the office-based file.

2010-02-01 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.2006-01-18 File CB9310.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. National Institute of Justice (83-IJ-CX-0056).
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9310 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09310.v1
  • Baumer, Terry L., Carrington, Michael D.. Robbery of Financial Institutions, Executive Summary. NCJ 100861, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1986.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Baumer, Terry L., Carrington, Michael D., Marshman, Emily M.. The Robbery of Financial Institutions. Final Report.Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs. 1986.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Baumer, Terry; Carrington, Michael D. (1990): Robbery of Financial Institutions in Indiana, 1982-1984. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.