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Study Report

Study Number: SJ-029-004-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1994

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Uniform crime reporting program data [United States]: county-level detailed arrest and offense data, 1994.  [machine-readable data file] / U. S. Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6669

Date Accessioned: 7/9/1997

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: This study is received on ICPSR periodic release CD-ROM, PCD97001. All its files are stored under subdirectory, S6669. The data files, the codebook file, the SAS statements files and the SPSS statements files are stored in self-extracting compressed format.

Access Status: Restricted to UW-Madison only

Date Ordered: 6/1/1997

Documentation: Machine-readable codebook file, SAS statements file and SPSS statements file.

Abstract: This data collection contains county-level counts of arrests and offenses for Part I offenses (murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, auto theft, and arson) and Part II offenses (forgery, fraud, embezzlement, vandalism, weapons violations, sex offenses, drug and alcohol abuse violations, gambling, vagrancy, curfew violations, and runaways). As in past years, data were aggregated to the county level. However, two major changes to the UCR county-level files are being implemented with the 1994 release: (1) A new imputation algorithm to adjust for incomplete reporting by individual law enforcement jurisdictions has been adopted. Within each county, data from agencies reporting 3 to 11 months of information were weighted to yield 12-month equivalents. Data for agencies reporting less than 3 months of data were replaced with data estimated by rates calculated from agencies reporting 12 months of data located in the agency's geographic stratum within their state. (2) A new Coverage Indicator has been created to provide users with a diagnostic measure of aggregated data quality in a particular county. Data from agencies reporting only statewide figures were allocated to the counties in the state in proportion to each county's share of the state population.

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