National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Police Response Time Analysis, 1975 (ICPSR 7760) RSS

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Summary:

This is a study of the relationship between the amount of time taken by police to respond to calls for service and the outcomes of criminal and noncriminal incidents in Kansas City, Missouri. Outcomes were evaluated in terms of police effectiveness and citizen satisfaction. Response time data were generated by timing telephone and radio exchanges on police dispatch tapes. Police travel time was measured and recorded by highly trained civilian observers. To assess satisfaction with police service, personal and telephone interviews were conducted with victims and witnesses who had made the calls to the police.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Dataset Names and Input Formats for Study Files - Download All Files (3.7 MB)
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DS2:  File RTASTUDY - Download All Files (4.3 MB)
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DS3:  File RTASTUD2 - Download All Files (4.5 MB)
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DS4:  File RTASTUD3 - Download All Files (5.5 MB)
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DS5:  File PART2 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS6:  File PART2B - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS7:  File PART2C - Download All Files (4.1 MB)
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DS8:  File NONCRIME - Download All Files (4.3 MB)
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DS9:  File NONCRIM2 - Download All Files (5.3 MB)
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DS10:  File NONCRIM3 - Download All Files (4.8 MB)
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DS11:  File DSAMPLE - Download All Files (4.2 MB)
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DS12:  File SFTOC - Download All Files (4.1 MB)
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DS13:  File TESTCALL - Download All Files (3.8 MB)
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DS14:  File ACFFILE - Download All Files (3.8 MB)
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DS15:  File RTCITSAT - Download All Files (3.7 MB)
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DS16:  File REINT - Download All Files (3.7 MB)
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DS17:  File ARCHIVE - Download All Files (4.5 MB)
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DS18:  File ARCHIVE2 - Download All Files (4.6 MB)
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DS19:  File RTASTUD4 - Download All Files (4 MB)
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DS20:  File RTASTUD5 - Download All Files (4.6 MB)
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DS21:  File RTASTUD6 - Download All Files (4.3 MB)
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DS22:  File RTASTUD7 - Download All Files (4.6 MB)
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DS23:  File RTASTUD8 - Download All Files (4.6 MB)
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DS24:  File RTASTUD9 - Download All Files (4.6 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Kansas City, Missouri, Police Dept. POLICE RESPONSE TIME ANALYSIS, 1975. ICPSR version. Kansas City, MO: Kansas City Police Dept. [producer], 1979. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07760.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (73-NI-99-0047, 77-NI-99-0016)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   citizen attitudes, citizen crime reporting, citizen participation, crime control, crime statistics, demographic characteristics, law enforcement, offenses, police community relations, police departments, police performance, police response, public confidence, public opinion, satisfaction, time utilization, victims, witness assistance, Kansas City (Missouri), Missouri, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1975-03--1975-12

Date of Collection:  

  • 1975-03--1975-12

Universe:   Police actions in response to calls in Kansas City, Missouri.

Data Types:   event/transaction data, and survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Methodology

Sample:   Sixty-nine police beats within the three patrol divisions of Kansas City, Missouri, were selected on the basis of their high rates of robbery and aggravated assaults. These police beats seemed likely to produce a higher proportion of the types of calls desired for the analysis.

Data Source:

(1) personal interviews, (2) telephone interviews, and (3) police dispatch tapes

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 25 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 25 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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