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Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data: Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race, 2012

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data, survey data
  • United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Free Keywords
arrests; arson; assault; auto theft; burglary; counties; crime rates; crime reporting; crime statistics; drug abuse; fraud; illegal gambling; larceny; law enforcement; murder; offenses; rape; robbery; sex offenses; Uniform Crime Reports; vandalism; weapons
  • Abstract

    These data provide information on the number of arrests reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program each month by police agencies in the United States. Although not as well known as the "Crimes Known to the Police" data drawn from the Uniform Crime Report's Return A form, the arrest reports by age, sex, and race provide valuable data on 43 offenses including violent, drug, gambling, and larceny crimes. The data received by ICPSR were structured as a hierarchical file containing (per reporting police agency) an agency header record, and 1 to 12 monthly header reports, and 1 to 43 detail offense records containing the counts of arrests by age, sex, and race for a particular offense. ICPSR restructured the original data to a rectangular format.
  • Abstract

    The data for the Uniform Crime Reports are submitted voluntarily by city, county, and state law enforcement agencies. Some agencies receive forms directly from the FBI and return them directly to the FBI. Many others receive forms from state collecting programs and return the reports to those programs. The state programs, in turn, forward the reports to the FBI. Reports are sent out and collected on a monthly basis.
  • 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.; Standardized missing values.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2012
  • Collection date: 2012
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Arrests reported by law enforcement agencies to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting program. Smallest Geographic Unit: states, counties, cities
Collection Mode
  • mail questionnaire, on-site questionnaire

This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35017 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Bindler, Anna. Still Unemployed, What Next? Crime and Unemployment Duration. Job Market Paper.. 2014.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation. Crime in the United States 2012. Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division. 2013.
    • ID: (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation (2014): Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data: Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race, 2012. Version 1. Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.