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Study Report

Study Number: SJ-027-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1946

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: City police expenditures, 1946-1985: [United States].  [machine-readable data file] / Triplett, Ruth  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8706

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook missing; presumed lost. Re-order from ICPSR if needed.

Abstract: This study examines police expenditures for selected cities for an extended period of time. The data set contains one variable per year for each of the following items: total general expenditures, expenditure for police protection, deflated general expenditures adjusted for inflation, deflated police expenditures adjusted for inflation, residential population, land area, patterns of population change during the study period, government identification, and implicit price deflators of goods and services.

SOURCE: ICPSR public-use tapes, United States Bureau of the Census population estimates, and United States Bureau of the Census Area and Geographic reports

UNIVERSE: Cities in the United States.

SAMPLE: All cities that had 50,000 or more residents in 1940 or entered that size class during the study period. All towns and townships in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania were included.


DATA TYPE: aggregate


SUBJECT TERMS: crime. crime prevention. expenditures. government services. local government. municipal expenditures. police protection. public expenditures. United States.

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