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Study Report

Study Number: JB-004-002-1-1-United States-DPLS-1960

Subject Area: Historical and Contemporary Public Policy Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Governmental units analysis data, 1960: urban racial disorders, 1961-1968.  [machine-readable data file] / Spilerman, Seymour  [principal investigator(s)] / Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Data and Program Library Service  [distributor].

Comments: These data and their documentation are available via the DPLS Online Archive.

Access Status: Unrestricted access.

Documentation: Hard copy codebook and an online codebook. 11/21/12 Several typos on City Codes were found in Appendix A of the codebook for Governmental units analysis data, 1960: urban racial disorders, 1961-1968 (JB-004-002). Line 787 a 5203 is changed to 5203 for Pocatello, Idaho. Line 792 6523 is changed to 6123 for Fresno, California. Line 806 6102 is changed to 6201 for Eugene, Oregon. Line 837 b 6166 is changed to 6166 for San Buenaventura, California.

Abstract: The study consists of individual riot and riot summary information for civil disorders which occurred between 1961 and 1968 in cities with a 1960 population exceeding 25,000. The data cover disorders with at least 30 participants, which displayed some violence or destruction of property and which were not focused upon institutional conflicts (disorders in schools or union halls, for example). The disorders arose in a protest context (such as a civil rights demonstration) or were spontaneous in origin. Up to 28 riots were coded for each city. Data for each individual riot include date, number of days of rioting and type of origin. The total number of riots and the number characterized by African-American aggression (broken down by year in the riot summary data) are available for each city. Data are available for 673 cities.

Media/File Reports:

7002 (CD-ROM)
7124 (CD-ROM)
7125 (CD-ROM)
7400 (CD-Rom)
7401 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)