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National Evaluation of the Community Anti-Crime Program, 1979-1981

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • American Institutes for Research
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Free Keywords
communities; crime; crime prevention; government agencies; government performance; government services; police activity; police protection; public expenditures; public programs; social expenditures; United States
  • Abstract

    The survey was designed to explore the thesis that effective prevention and control of crime requires a community-wide effort that involves law enforcement agencies, other elements of government, and the citizens in a coordinated attack on problems of crime. The data include information on program start-up, implementation, and the community itself, as well as information on the specific activities undertaken by the programs.
  • 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: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Global
    • DS2: Acts 1
    • DS3: Acts 2
    • DS4: Sites
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979 / 1981
    Time period: 1979--1981
  • 1979 / 1981
    Collection date: 1979--1981
Sampled Universe
All community anti-crime programs in the United States.
Communities in the United States with anti-crime programs were selected for sampling.
Collection Mode
  • (1) This survey is part of the Community Anti-Crime (CAC) and Comprehensive Crime Prevention (CCP) projects developed by the Office of Community Anti-Crime as part of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. (2) Variables are not numbered consecutively. (3) The codebook and data collection instruments are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

2006-03-30 File CB8704.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.1998-06-12 The data have been reformatted. SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been prepared, and a machine-readable codebook and data collection instruments are now available as a Portable Document Format file. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (79-NI-AX-0109).
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 (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8704 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08704.v2
  • Snapper, Kurt J., Seaver, David A.. The use of evaluation models for decision making: Application to the Community Anti-Crime Program. Evaluation and Program Planning.3, (3), 197-209.1980.
    • ID: 10.1016/0149-7189(80)90025-7 (DOI)
  • American Institutes for Research. National Evaluation of the Community Anti-Crime Program - Draft Evaluation Design. NCJ 096890, . 1979.

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

American Institutes for Research (1988): National Evaluation of the Community Anti-Crime Program, 1979-1981. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.