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Study Report

Study Number: SJ-075-002-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1976

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Uniform crime reports: supplemental homicide reports, 1976-1994.  [machine-readable data file] / Fox, James Alan  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6754

Date Accessioned: 1/20/1997

Number of Files Received: 8

Comments: This CD-ROM [ICPSR PCD96003] contains recently released new data collections from the ICPSR. Beginning in 1996, ICPSR started periodic production and distribution to Official Representatives of CD-ROMs containing copies of data collections that have been recently acquired and released. Collections, or parts thereof, that are either too large or problematic for the CD-ROM media may not be included. Each collection included on this CD-ROM resides in its own subdirectory. In addition to the collection subdirectories, there are two other subdirectories used to organize information files on this and other Periodic Release CD-ROMs: \INFO and \INDEXES.

Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison campus

Date Ordered: 1/20/1997

Documentation: Machine-readable; typically includes codebook and/or SAS, SPSS data definition statements.

Abstract: These data provide incident-level information on criminal homicides including date, location, circumstances, and method of offense, as well as demographic characteristics of victims and perpetrators and the relationship between the two. The data were provided monthly to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) by local law enforcement agencies participating in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. For this dataset, the original Uniform Crime Reports data were completely restructured into a nested, or hierarchical, form with repeating offender records. Specifically, the file contains one record for each agency per year (record type ''A''), nested within which is one record per incident (record type ''I''). Victim records (record type ''V'') are in turn nested within incident records, and offender data are repeated for all offenders on each victim record. The data file structure is the same as that used in UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS [UNITED STATES]: SUPPLEMENTARY HOMICIDE REPORTS, 1976-1992 (ICPSR 6399), except that negligent manslaughters, justifiable homicides, and one variable (RETAHOM) are not available in this updated file. Part 3, ORI List, contains Originating Agency Identifier codes used by the FBI, along with the corresponding agency name

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