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Study Report

Study Number: SJ-115-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1994

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Reporting of Drug-Related Crimes: Resident and Police Perspectives in the United States, 1988-1990.  [machine-readable data file] / Davis, Robert C.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9925

Date Accessioned: 8/23/1999

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Study can be found on ICPSR CD-ROM, "Data on Crime and Community."

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 8/1/1999

Documentation: PDF codebook file, SAS and SPSS statement files.

Abstract: This data collection investigates the ways in which police use reports of drug-related crimes provided by residents of high drug/crime areas and how willing residents of these areas are to report such crimes to the police. Structured interviews were conducted by telephone with police representatives in most of the nation's 50 largest cities. Interviews were conducted in person with residents and police officers in high drug/crime districts in each of four major cities: Newark, Chicago, El Paso, and Philadelphia. Police department representatives were queried about the usefulness of citizen reports, reasons for citizens' reluctance to make reports, how the rate of citizen reports could be improved, and how citizen reports worked with other community crime prevention strategies. Residents surveyed were also asked about their neighborhood tenure, attitudes toward the quality of life in the neighborhood, major social problems facing the neighborhood, and quality of city services such as police and fire protection, garbage collection, and public health services. Additional questions were asked about the amount of crime in the neighborhood, the amount of drug use and drug-related crime, and the fear of crime. Basic demographic information such as sex, race, and language in which the interview was conducted is also provided.

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