Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SJ-029-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Uniform crime reports: county level detailed arrest and offense data, 1988.  [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: 9470

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The files in this collection contain counts of arrests and offenses for Part I and Part II offenses: murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny, auto theft, arson, forgery, fraud, embezzlement, vandalism, weapons violations, sex offenses, drug and alcohol abuse violations, gambling, vagrancy, curfew violations, and runaways. County populations are also reported. Data are included for 321 counties in the United States.

SOURCE: self-enumerated forms based on official police records

UNIVERSE: County law enforcement agencies in the United States.

SAMPLE: Counties were selected in order to match those chosen for the NATIONAL JUDICIAL REPORTING PROGRAM, 1988 data collection sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (ICPSR 9449).

NOTE: Data have been aggregated to the county level. Within each county, data for agencies reporting 6 to 11 months of information were weighted to produce 12-month equivalents. Data from agencies reporting only statewide figures were allocated to counties proportionate to their share of the state population. These files are a subset of UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS: COUNTY LEVEL DETAILED ARREST AND OFFENSE DATA, 1988 (ICPSR 9335), and were created to be used with NATIONAL JUDICIAL REPORTING PROGRAM, 1988: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 9449), by the U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Users wishing to replicate figures in the Bureau of Justice Statistics report entitled ''Felony Sentences in State Courts, 1988'' should use both this collection and ICPSR 9449.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 4 data files.

DATA TYPE: aggregate data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1988-1989

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Langan, Patrick A., and John N. Dawson. ''Felony Sentences in State Courts, 1988.'' Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, December, 1990. United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. ''Felony Sentences In State Courts, 1986.'' Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1989. United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation. UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING HANDBOOK. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1980.

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct