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Violence Against Police: Baltimore County, Maryland, 1984-1986

Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
  • Uchida, Craig D.
  • Brooks, Laure W.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Free Keywords
assaults on police; offenders; police officers; police response
  • Abstract

    This data collection examines individual and situational characteristics of nonfatal assaults on police officers in the Baltimore County Police Department. In the assault data, variables include: (1) information on the officer such as age, race, sex, height, weight, education, rank, assignment, years of experience, weapon, and injury sustained, (2) information on the offender(s) such as age, race, sex, height, weight, weapon, injury sustained, and arrest status, and (3) information on the actual situation and incident itself, such as type of call anticipated, type of call encountered, type of location, numbers of persons present (by role, e.g., assaulter, nonassaulter, complainant, etc.), type of initial officer action, actions of suspect before assault, sobriety/drug use by suspects, and final disposition. The calls for service data were collected to provide an indication of the frequency of various types of calls. In these data, variables include time of call, initial call category, disposition code, and sheet ID.
  • 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: Standardized missing values.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Assaults Data (Raw Data)
    • DS2: Calls for Service Data
    • DS3: SPSSx Export File for Assaults Data
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-01-01 / 1987-03-31
    Time period: 1984-01-01--1987-03-31
  • Collection date: 1987
Geographic Coverage
  • Maryland
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All calls for service in Baltimore County, Maryland, from 1984 through 1986.
For Part 2, Calls for Service Data, an activity sample was based on calls for police services that were received between January 1, 1987, and March 31, 1987. From this 90-day period, 14 days of calls were randomly selected.
1997-09-11 SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been created for this collection. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (86-IJ-CX-0022).
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
  • 9347 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09347.v1
  • Uchida, C.D., Brooks, L.W., Koper, C.S.. Danger to Police During Domestic Encounters: Assaults on Baltimore County Police 1984-1986. Criminal Justice Policy Review.1990.
  • Uchida, C.D., Brooks, L.W., Wilson, M.. The Neighborhood Context of Violence Against Police. American Journal of Criminal Justice.1990.
  • Uchida, Craig D., Brooks, Laure W.. Violence Against the Police: Assaults on Baltimore County Police Officers 1984-86, Final Report. NCJ 115332, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1988.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Uchida, Craig D.; Brooks, Laure W. (1990): Violence Against Police: Baltimore County, Maryland, 1984-1986. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.