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Commercial Victimization Surveys, 1973-1977 [United States]: National Sample

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-03-18
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
armed robbery; burglary; cities; crime rates; larceny; national crime statistics (USA); offenders; organizations; robbery; security systems; urban crime; victimization
Description
  • Abstract

    These Commercial Victimization Surveys were collected as part of the National Crime Surveys. They document burglary and robbery incidents for all types of commercial establishments, as well as political, cultural, and religious organizations. Business characteristics gathered include form of ownership and operation, size and type of business, and security measures. Information regarding the reported incidents includes time and place, weapon involvement, offender and entry characteristics, injuries and deaths, and type and value of stolen property. Data were collected by calendar quarter for four quarters in 1973-1976 and for two quarters in 1977, while the actual incidents reported in the files reflect those occurring six months prior to the interview date.
  • 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.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 1973, First Collection Quarter
    • DS2: 1973, Second Collection Quarter
    • DS3: 1973, Third Collection Quarter
    • DS4: 1973, Fourth Collection Quarter
    • DS5: 1974, First Collection Quarter
    • DS6: 1974, Second Collection Quarter
    • DS7: 1974, Third Collection Quarter
    • DS8: 1974, Fourth Collection Quarter
    • DS9: 1975, First Collection Quarter
    • DS10: 1975, Second Collection Quarter
    • DS11: 1975, Third Collection Quarter
    • DS12: 1975, Fourth Collection Quarter
    • DS13: 1976, First Collection Quarter
    • DS14: 1976, Second Collection Quarter
    • DS15: 1976, Third Collection Quarter
    • DS16: 1976, Fourth Collection Quarter
    • DS17: 1977, First Collection Quarter
    • DS18: 1977, Second Collection Quarter
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973 / 1977
    Time period: 1973--1977
  • 1973 / 1977
    Collection date: 1973--1977
Geographic Coverage
  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • California
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Colorado
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Houston
  • Illinois
  • Los Angeles
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Miami
  • Michigan
  • Milwaukee
  • Minneapolis
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New Orleans
  • New York (state)
  • New York City
  • Newark
  • Oakland
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • Portland (Oregon)
  • San Diego
  • St. Louis
  • Texas
  • United States
  • Wisconsin
Sampled Universe
Commercial establishments in the United States in 1973-1977.
Sampling
The sample was selected using a stratified multistage cluster technique. In the first stage, the sample consisted of 34 primary sampling units (PSUs). In July 1975, 24 additional PSUs were added. However, the increased sample size is not reflected in the data until July 1976. In the second stage, sample segments were chosen from the PSUs at a rate of 1 in 24. Note that one PSU has approximately 600 segments. Approximately 50,000 establishments were selected for interview.
Collection Mode
  • These data are contained in 18 hierarchical files. There are two record types, business records and incident records. Every case has a business record. The number of incident records for a case varies according to the number of times (if any) that particular business had been victimized during the reference period. There are 203 variables.

Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 19 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 19 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. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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
  • 8003 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08003.v2
Publications
  • Lynch, James P.. Opportunity Theory and Commercial Crime: Implications from Models of Non-commercial Crime. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.Phoenix, AZ. 1993.
  • Sparks, Richard F.. Surveys of victimization -- An optimistic assessment. Crime and Justice: An Annual Review of Research.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1981.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (1984): Commercial Victimization Surveys, 1973-1977 [United States]: National Sample. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08003.v1