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Calls for Service to Police as a Means of Evaluating Crime Trends in Oklahoma City, 1986-1988

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
Creator
  • Bursik, Robert J. Jr.
  • Grasmick, Harold G.
  • Chamlin, Mitchell B.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1992-01-10
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
arrests; assault; auto theft; burglary; child abuse; civil disorders; crime patterns; crime prevention; crime rates; deterrence; kidnapping; larceny; neighborhoods; petty theft; rape; robbery; sex offenses
Description
  • Abstract

    In an effort to measure the effectiveness of crime deterrents and to estimate crime rates, calls for assistance placed to police in Oklahoma City over a two-year period were enumerated. This type of call was studied in order to circumvent problems such as "interviewer's effect" and sampling errors that occur with other methods. The telephone calls were stratified by police district, allowing for analysis on the neighborhood level to determine whether deterrence operates ecologically--that is, by neighbors informing one another about arrests which took place as a result of their calls to the police. In measuring deterrence, only the calls that concerned robbery were used. To estimate crime rates, calls were tallied on a monthly basis for 18 types of offenses: aggravated assault, robbery, rape, burglary, grand larceny, motor vehicle theft, simple assault, fraud, child molestation, other sex offenses, domestic disturbance, disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, vice and drugs, petty larceny, shoplifting, kidnapping/hostage taking, and suspicious activity.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Neighborhood Robbery Trends Data
    • DS2: Calls for Service Data
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-06 / 1988-06
    Time period: 1986-06--1988-06
  • 1986-06 / 1988-06
    Collection date: 1986-06--1988-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma City
  • United States
Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 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. National Institute of Justice (86-IJ-CX-0076).
Availability
Delivery
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9669 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09669.v1
Publications
  • Tittle, Charles R., Ward, David A., Grasmick, Harold G.. Gender, age, and crime/deviance: A challenge to self-control theory. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.40, (4), 426-453.2003.
    • ID: 10.1177/0022427803256074 (DOI)
  • Bursik, Robert J., Jr., Grasmick, Harold G.. The use of multiple indicators to estimate crime trends in American cities. Journal of Criminal Justice.21, (5), 509-516.1993.
    • ID: 10.1016/0047-2352(93)90035-L (DOI)
  • Bursik, Robert J., Jr., Grasmick, Harold G.. An Alternative Data Base for the Determination of Crime Trends in American Cities: A Research Note. NCJ 127096, Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma, Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency and Social Control. 1990.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/127096NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Bursik, Robert J., Jr., Grasmick, Harold G., Chamlin, Mitchell B.. The Effect of Longitudinal Arrest Patterns on the Development of Robbery Trends at the Neighborhood Level. Criminology.28, (3), 431-450.1990.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.1990.tb01333.x (DOI)
  • Bursik, Robert J., Jr., Grasmick, Harold G., Chamlin, Mitchell B.. The Effect of Longitudinal Arrest Patterns on the Development of Robbery Trends at the Neighborhood Level. Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.Reno, NV. 1990.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/127095NCJRS.pdf (URL)

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

Bursik, Robert J. Jr.; Grasmick, Harold G.; Chamlin, Mitchell B. (1992): Calls for Service to Police as a Means of Evaluating Crime Trends in Oklahoma City, 1986-1988. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09669