My da|ra Login

Detailed view

metadata language: English

Interaction Between Neighborhood Change and Criminal Activity, 1950-1976: Los Angeles County

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
Creator
  • Kobrin, Solomon
  • Schuerman, Leo A.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-03-18
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice
Language
English
Free Keywords
cities; crime; juvenile delinquency; neighborhood characteristics; neighborhood conditions; neighborhoods
Description
  • Abstract

    This study was conducted in 1979 at the Social Science Research Institute, University of Southern California, and explores the relationship between neighborhood change and crime rates between the years 1950 and 1976. The data were aggregated by unique and consistently-defined spatial areas, referred to as dummy tracts or neighborhoods, within Los Angeles County. By combining United States Census data and administrative data from several state, county, and local agencies, the researchers were able to develop measures that tapped the changing structural and compositional aspects of each neighborhood and their interaction with the patterns of juvenile delinquency. Some of the variables included are annual income, home environment, number of crimes against persons, and number of property crimes.
  • 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

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Collection date: 1979
Geographic Coverage
  • California
  • Los Angeles
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Neighborhoods within Los Angeles County.
Sampling
Defined spatial areas, referred to as dummy tracts or neighborhoods, were selected for sampling.
Note
1998-05-27 The logical record length data have been reformatted, excess decimal zeroes were deleted, and the corresponding SPSS data definition statements revised. Also, SAS data definition statements have been prepared, and a machine-readable codebook is now available as a Portable Document Format file. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (78-NI-AX-0127).
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
  • 9056 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09056.v2
Publications
  • Schuerman, Leo A., Kobrin, Solomon. Community Careers in Crime. Communities and Crime.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1986.
  • Kobrin, Solomon, Schuerman, Leo A.. Crime and Changing Neighborhoods, Executive Summary. NCJ 94240, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1983.
    • ID: https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/94240NCJRS.pdf (URL)
  • Kobrin, S., Schuerman, L.A.. Interaction Between Neighborhood Change and Criminal Activity, Final Report. NCJ 89518, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice. 1982.

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

Kobrin, Solomon; Schuerman, Leo A. (1984): Interaction Between Neighborhood Change and Criminal Activity, 1950-1976: Los Angeles County. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09056.v1