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Arson Measurement, Analysis, and Prevention in Massachusetts, 1983-1985

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data, census/enumeration data, survey data
Creator
  • Fox, James Alan
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1993-10-02
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
arson; causes of crime; crime prevention; family size; housing; population size; property crimes
Description
  • Abstract

    These data were gathered to test a model of the socioeconomic and demographic determinants of the crime of arson. Datasets for this analysis were developed by the principal investigator from records of the Massachusetts Fire Incident Reporting System and from population and housing data from the 1980 Census of Massachusetts. The three identically-structured data files include variables such as population size, fire incident reports, employment, income, family structure, housing type, housing quality, housing occupancy, housing availability, race, and age.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Massachusetts ZIP Code Data
    • DS2: Massachusetts Urban Census Tract Data
    • DS3: Boston Census Tract Data
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983 / 1985
    Time period: 1983--1985
Geographic Coverage
  • Massachusetts
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Arson incidents in metropolitan areas in the United States.
Sampling
All residential and vehicular arson incident reports in Massachusetts for the years 1983-1985.
Collection Mode
  • Data are aggregated to the census-tract level in the city files, Parts 2 and 3, and to the ZIP code level in Part 1, the state file.

Note
2006-03-30 File CB9972.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.1998-10-05 The card image data were converted to logical record length format, and SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been added to this collection. Also, the codebook has been converted to a PDF file. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (86-IJ-CX-0071).
Availability
Delivery
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 (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9972 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09972.v1
Publications
  • Chance, Ron. Judges Technical Assistance Manual. National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Program.NCJ 142721, Arlington, VA: National Youth Gang Information Center. 1992.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/142721NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Fox, James A.. Arson Measurement, Analysis, and Prevention, Executive Summary. NCJ 131242, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. .
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/131242NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Fox, James A.. Arson Measurement, Analysis, and Prevention, Final Report. NCJ 131243, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. .
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/131243NCJRS.pdf (URL)

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

Fox, James Alan (1993): Arson Measurement, Analysis, and Prevention in Massachusetts, 1983-1985. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09972