Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SJ-074-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1981

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Improving the investigation of homicide and the apprehension rate of murders in Washington state, 1981-1986.  [machine-readable data file] / Keppel, Robert D.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6134

Date Accessioned: 3/27/1996

Number of Files Received: 3

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 3/27/1996

Documentation: Machine-readable only.

Abstract: This data collection contains information on solved murders occurring in Washington State between 1981 and 1986. The collection is a subset of data from the Homicide Investigation Tracking System (HITS), a computerized database maintained by the state of Washington that contains information on murder cases in that state. The data for HITS are provided voluntarily by police and sheriffs' departments covering 273 jurisdictions, medical examiners' and coroners' offices in 39 counties, prosecuting attorneys' offices in 39 counties, the Washington State Department of Vital Statistics, and the Uniform Crime Report Unit of the Washington State Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs. Collected data include crime evidence, victimology, offender characteristics, geographic locations, weapons, and vehicles.

SOURCE: official crime records

UNIVERSE: Murders occurring in Washington State from 1981 to 1986.

SAMPLE: Solved murder cases occurring between 1981 and 1986 from the state of Washington's HITS database.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 3 data files + machine-readable documentation (text) + SAS data definition statements + SPSS data definition statements + data collection instruments.

DATA TYPE: event/transaction data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SAS and SPSS data definition statements

TIME PERIOD: 1981-1986

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1981-1986

FUNDING AGENCY: United States Department of Justice. National Institute of Justice.

GRANT NUMBER: 87-IJ-CX-0026

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: MDATA.ICPSR/ RECODE/ SCAN

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