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Arrests As Communications to Criminals in St. Louis, 1970, 1972-1982

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data, and census data
Creator
  • Kohfeld, Carol W.
  • Sprague, John
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
arrest rates; arrests; crime mapping; crime statistics; deterrence; felony offenses
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection was designed to assess the deterrent effects over time of police sanctioning activity, specifically that of arrests. Arrest and crime report data were collected from the St. Louis Police Department and divided into two categories: all Uniform Crime Reporting Program Part I crime reports, including arrests, and Part I felony arrests. The police department also generated geographical "x" and "y" coordinates corresponding to the longitude and latitude where each crime and arrest took place. Part 1 of this collection contains data on all reports made to police regarding Part I felony crimes from 1970 to 1982 (excluding 1971). Parts 2-13 contain the yearly data that were concatenated into one file for Part 1. Variables in Parts 2-13 include offense code, census tract, police district, police area, city block, date of crime, time crime occurred, value of property taken, and "x" and "y" coordinates of crime and arrest locations. Part 14 contains data on all Part I felony arrests. Included is information on offense charged, the marital status, sex, and race of the person arrested, census tract of arrest, and "x" and "y" coordinates.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Police Report Data, 1970, 1972-1982
    • DS2: Police Report Data, 1970
    • DS3: Police Report Data, 1972
    • DS4: Police Report Data, 1973
    • DS5: Police Report Data, 1974
    • DS6: Police Report Data, 1975
    • DS7: Police Report Data, 1976
    • DS8: Police Report Data, 1977
    • DS9: Police Report Data, 1978
    • DS10: Police Report Data, 1979
    • DS11: Police Report Data, 1980
    • DS12: Police Report Data, 1981
    • DS13: Police Report Data, 1982
    • DS14: Part I Felony Arrest Data, 1970, 1972-1982
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1970
  • 1972 / 1982
    Time period: 1972--1982
  • 1982 / 1984
    Collection date: 1982--1984
Geographic Coverage
  • Missouri
  • St. Louis
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All Uniform Crime Reporting Program Part I police reports and felony arrests made by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department between 1970 and 1982, excluding 1971.
Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 15 and flagged as study-level files, so that they 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.1999-06-02 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 (84-IJ-CX-0032).
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
  • 9998 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09998.v1
Publications
  • Hipp, John R.. Violent crime, mobility decisions, and neighborhood racial/ethnic transition. Social Problems.58, (3), 410-432.2011.
    • ID: 10.1525/sp.2011.58.3.410 (DOI)
  • Hipp, John R.. Assessing crime as a problem: The relationship between residents' perception of crime and official crime rates over 25 years. Crime and Delinquency.2010.
    • ID: 10.1177/0011128710382264 (DOI)
  • Meyer, William Debard. Analyzing Crime on Street Networks: A Comparison of Network and Euclidean Voronoi Methods. Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2010.
    • ID: http://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/17376; files/977/17376.html (URL)
  • Van Hook, J.L., Peterson, J.L.. Arrests as Communication to Criminals: A User's Guide to the Machine-Readable Files and Documentation (Data Set JU.134.135). NCJ 146229, Los Altos, CA: Sociometrics Corporation, Data Resources Program of the National Institute of Justice. 1992.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/146229NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Kohfeld, Carol W., Sprague, John. The Organization of Homicide Events in Time and Space. National Homicide Conference.St. Louis, MO. 1991.
  • Kohfeld, Carol W., Sprague, John. Demography, Police Behavior, and Deterrence. Criminology.28, (1), 111-136.1990.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.1990.tb01320.x (DOI)
  • Kohfeld, Carol W., Sprague, John. Dynamics in Context: Police and Criminal Interaction. Bloomington, IN. 1990.
  • Kohfeld, Carol W., Sprague, John. Homicide Patterns in Time and Space. Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.Baltimore, MD. 1990.
  • Kohfeld, Carol W., Sprague, John. Identification of Simultaneous Models by Disaggregation. Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.Chicago, IL. 1990.
  • Kohfeld, Carol W.. Crime and Demography in St. Louis: 20 Years. St. Louis, MO. 1989.
  • Kohfeld, Carol W., Sprague, John. The Relative Invariance of Predictive Models for Crime Distributions Across Census Tracts and Census Block Groups. Meeting of the American Society for Criminology.Chicago, IL. 1988.
  • Kohfeld, Carol W., Sprague, John. Urban Unemployment Drives Urban Crime. Urban Affairs Quarterly.24, (2), 215-241.1988.
    • ID: 10.1177/004208168802400203 (DOI)
  • Kohfeld, Carol W., Sprague, John. Spatial Displacement of Criminal Activity: Criminal Time Horizons and Arrests as Communication to Criminals. Crime Control Theory Conference.Boulder, CO. 1986.
  • Kohfeld, Carol W., Sprague, John. A Puzzle in Ecological Prediction. Crime Control Theory Conference.. 1985.
  • Kohfeld, Carol W., Sprague, John. Crime in St. Louis Patterns in Space and Time and Some Correlates of Their Distributions. First Street Forum Series on Topics About St. Louis, Missouri Botanical Garden.. 1985.
  • Kohfeld, Carol W., Sprague, John. Crime, Time, and Demography in St. Louis. Public Affairs Thursdays Colloquium.. 1985.
  • Kohfeld, Carol W., Sprague, John. The Dynamics of Crime and Demography: A Decade of Change in St. Louis. Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.Chicago, IL. 1985.

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

Kohfeld, Carol W.; Sprague, John (1993): Arrests As Communications to Criminals in St. Louis, 1970, 1972-1982. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09998