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.

National Crime Surveys: Index of Crime Severity, 1977 (ICPSR 8295) RSS

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Summary:

The purpose of this data collection was to determine the seriousness of criminal events. The principal investigators sought to determine and rate the relative seriousness of murder, rape, and petty theft. Information in the collection includes respondents' opinions on the severity of particular crimes as well as how that severity compared to other crimes.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  1977 Collection Quarter 3 - Download All Files (37.1 MB)
Data:
DS2:  1977 Collection Quarter 4 - Download All Files (36.9 MB)
Data:

Study Description

Citation

Wolfgang, Marvin E., Robert M. Figlio, Paul E. Tracy, and Simon I. Singer. NATIONAL CRIME SURVEYS: INDEX OF CRIME SEVERITY, 1977. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania, Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law [producer], 1978. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 198?. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08295.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (J-LEAA-120-79)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   crime, murder, petty theft, rape

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1977-07--1977-12

Date of Collection:  

  • 1977-07--1977-12

Universe:   All households in the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This data collection was conducted as a supplement to the National Crime Survey: National Sample over a six-month period beginning in July, 1977.

Methodology

Sample:   A stratified random sample of households in the United States.

Data Source:

personal interviews

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB8295.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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