Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SJ-503-001-1-1-International-ICPSR-1960

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Correlates of crime: a study of 52 nations, 1960-1984  [machine-readable data file] / Bennett, Richard R.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9258

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This collection contains data on crime and on relevant social, economic, and political measures hypothesized to be related to crime for 52 nations over a 25-year period. These time-series data are divided into five substantive areas: offense, offender, and national social, political, and economic data. Nations included in the collection were drawn from seven major regions of the world.

SOURCE: (1) International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), (2) the United Nations, (3) the World Bank, (4) the International Monetary Fund, and (5) other national and international sources

UNIVERSE: All nations in the world.

SAMPLE: This is not a random sample, but the 52 nations in the collection were drawn from the seven major regions of the world and represent a wide range of levels of development, types of economy, political environments, and criminal justice system structures. Three criteria for selecting the sample were employed: (1) the nation had to be a member of INTERPOL between the years 1960 and 1984, (2) the nation had to report crime data to the Secretariat of INTERPOL between the years 1960 and 1984, and (3) the nation could skip no more than three of INTERPOL's two-year crime data reporting periods.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 2 data files + machine-readable documentation.

DATA TYPE: aggregate data


TIME PERIOD: 1960-1984



Bennett, Richard R., and Louise Shelley. ''Criminalite et Developpement Economique: Une Analyse Internationale Longitudinale.'' ANNALES DE VACRESSON 22 (1985), 13-31. Simon, Rita J., and Sandra Baxter. ''Women and Violent Crime.'' VIOLENT CRIME. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1989.

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