Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SJ-047-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1967

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Uniform crime reports: national time series community-level database, 1967-1980.  [machine-readable data file] / Pierce, Glenn L.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8214

Date Accessioned: 1/27/1995

Number of Files Received: 15

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 1/13/1995

Documentation: Machine-readable; hard copy printed.

Abstract: The Uniform Crime Reports National Time Series Data, 1967-1980 include detailed criminal offense and clearance information submitted monthly by over 3,000 consistently reporting law enforcement agencies in the United States. These data were processed at the Center for Applied Social Research, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts under several grants from the National Institute of Justice in order to produce easily accessible and highly reliable time series data on officially reported crime. Originally provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), these data exclude Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data from infrequently reporting law enforcement agencies. In general, only those agencies which submitted ten or more monthly reports in every year during 1967 through 1980 are included in this dataset. The data include detailed breakdowns of offenses and clearances taken from disaggregated UCR Return A tapes. Of particular interest are weapon-specific robbery and assault variables, types of rape, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft, and clearances by arrest (or other exceptional means) of adults and juveniles for each offense sub-type. Both monthly and annual counts of these are available. Finally, as an aid to the user, each agency is identified by its FBI 'ORI Code' as well as a sequential case number produced and documented by ICPSR in the codebook's appendix. Cases also may be identified by geographic region, state, SMSA, county, population size and group, and frequency of reporting. The time series data are stored in fourteen separate files of annually pooled cross-sections. Each file contains approximately 1,279 variables for 3,328 cases where each case represents a consistently reporting law enforcement agency. The data are available in OSIRIS and card-image formats.

SUBJECT TERMS: arrests. assaults. automobile theft. burglary. communities. crime. criminal justice system. juvenile delinquency. larceny. murder. rape. robbery. United States.

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