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.
Crime in Western Societies, 1945-1974 (ICPSR 7769)
Principal Investigator(s): Gurr, Ted Robert; Gurr, Erika
These data were collected from national statistical sources for 16 western societies plus Israel and Japan. Data on population and eight categories of crime were gathered for as many years as possible between 1945 and 1974. Both convictions and offenses known to police were recorded whenever possible. Variables include percent yearly change and population-weighted measures of the incidence of each offense.
These data are available to the general public.
Gurr, Ted Robert, and Erika Gurr. Crime in Western Societies, 1945-1974. ICPSR07769-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07769.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07769.v3
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: Global
Date of Collection:
Data Types: aggregate data
National statistical sources for 16 Western societies plus Israel and Japan
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-03-18
- 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
- 1997-09-19 SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been added to this collection.
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