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Commercial Victimization Surveys, 1972-1975 [United States]: Cities Sample (ICPSR 8002)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

Summary:

The National Crime Surveys, of which these Commercial Victimization Surveys are a part, were conducted to obtain current and reliable measures of serious crime in the United States. The Commercial Victimization Surveys are restricted to coverage of burglary and robbery incidents. They include all types of commercial establishments as well as political, cultural, and religious organizations. The survey includes a series of questions about the business, e.g., type and size, form of ownership, insurance, security, and break-in and robbery characteristics. Time and place, weapon, injury, entry evidence, offender characteristics, and stolen property data were collected for each of the incidents. Data on both victimized and nonvictimized establishments in 26 different cities were collected during 1972, 1973, and 1974. In the 1975 survey, data from the 13 cities surveyed during 1972 and 1973 were collected again.

Access Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

Dataset(s)

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DS1:  1972, Newark - Download All Files (0.944 MB)
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DS2:  1972, St. Louis - Download All Files (1.017 MB)
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DS3:  1972, Cleveland - Download All Files (1.062 MB)
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DS4:  1972, Dallas - Download All Files (1.284 MB)
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DS5:  1972, Atlanta - Download All Files (1.026 MB)
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DS6:  1972, Baltimore - Download All Files (1.192 MB)
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DS7:  1972, Denver - Download All Files (0.999 MB)
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DS8:  1972, Portland, Oregon - Download All Files (0.935 MB)
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DS9:  1973, New York - Download All Files (2.06 MB)
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DS10:  1973, Philadelphia - Download All Files (1.48 MB)
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DS11:  1973, Chicago - Download All Files (1.284 MB)
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DS12:  1973, Detroit - Download All Files (1.306 MB)
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DS13:  1973, Los Angeles - Download All Files (1.431 MB)
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DS14:  1974, Buffalo - Download All Files (0.9 MB)
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DS15:  1974, Pittsburgh - Download All Files (0.882 MB)
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DS16:  1974, Boston - Download All Files (1.124 MB)
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DS17:  1974, Milwaukee - Download All Files (0.942 MB)
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DS18:  1974, Minneapolis - Download All Files (0.879 MB)
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DS19:  1974, Cincinnati - Download All Files (1.079 MB)
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DS20:  1974, Miami - Download All Files (0.998 MB)
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DS21:  1974, New Orleans - Download All Files (0.955 MB)
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DS22:  1974, Houston - Download All Files (1.25 MB)
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DS23:  1974, Washington, D.C. - Download All Files (0.991 MB)
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DS24:  1974, San Francisco - Download All Files (1.298 MB)
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DS25:  1974, San Diego - Download All Files (0.929 MB)
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DS26:  1974, Oakland - Download All Files (0.997 MB)
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DS27:  1975, Newark - Download All Files (0.855 MB)
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DS28:  1975, St. Louis - Download All Files (0.959 MB)
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DS29:  1975, Cleveland - Download All Files (1.112 MB)
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DS30:  1975, Dallas - Download All Files (1.342 MB)
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DS31:  1975, Atlanta - Download All Files (0.957 MB)
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DS32:  1975, Baltimore - Download All Files (1.16 MB)
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DS33:  1975, Denver - Download All Files (1.024 MB)
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DS34:  1975, Portland, Oregon - Download All Files (1.016 MB)
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DS35:  1975, Philadelphia - Download All Files (1.398 MB)
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DS36:  1975, New York - Download All Files (1.958 MB)
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DS37:  1975, Chicago - Download All Files (1.305 MB)
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DS38:  1975, Detroit - Download All Files (1.262 MB)
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DS39:  1975, Los Angeles - Download All Files (1.419 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Commercial Victimization Surveys, 1972-1975 [United States]: Cities Sample. ICPSR08002-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08002.v2

Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08002.v2

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http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/8002/terms

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   armed robbery, burglary, businesses, cities, crime rates, larceny, national crime statistics (USA), offenders, organizations, robbery, security systems, urban crime, victimization

Geographic Coverage:   Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, California, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colorado, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Houston, Illinois, Los Angeles, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Miami, Michigan, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Orleans, New York (state), New York City, Newark, Oakland, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland (Oregon), San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Texas, United States, Wisconsin

Time Period:  

  • 1972--1975

Date of Collection:  

  • 1972--1975

Universe:   Commercial establishments of all types in the following 26 cities during the following four years. 1972 and 1975: Atlanta, Georgia, Baltimore, Maryland, Cleveland, Ohio, Dallas, Texas, Denver, Colorado, Newark, New Jersey, Portland, Oregon, and St. Louis, Missouri. 1973 and 1975: Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, Los Angeles, California, New York, New York, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1974: Boston, Massachusetts, Buffalo, New York, Cincinnati, Ohio, Houston, Texas, Miami, Florida, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Minnesota, New Orleans, Louisiana, Oakland, California, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, San Diego, California, San Francisco, California, and Washington, DC.

Data Types:   event/transaction data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

These data are contained in 39 hierarchical data files. There are two record types, business records and incident records. Every case has a business record. The number of incident records for a particular case varies according to the number of times (if any) that business had been victimized during the reference period. There are 168 variables.

Methodology

Sample:   Data were obtained from separate samples of business enterprises and organizations in each of the 26 cities through a multistage cluster sample design.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 40 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 40 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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