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: Redesign Data, 1975-1979 (ICPSR 8484) RSS

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Summary:

These data are a product of the National Crime Surveys Redesign Project. The purpose of the data collection was to create several different data files from existing public-use National Crime Surveys files. For each crime, information is gathered on the victim's housing unit and household and the incident itself. A personal history and interview are also included. Several data files contain National Crime Survey and Uniform Crime Report data on the following index crimes: robbery, larceny-theft, burglary, motor vehicle theft, rape, and aggravated assault.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Longitudinal, Part 1 - Download All Files (467.7 MB) large dataset
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DS2:  Longitudinal, Part 2 - Download All Files (563.1 MB) large dataset
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DS3:  Longitudinal, Part 3 - Download All Files (526.2 MB) large dataset
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DS4:  Longitudinal, Part 4 - Download All Files (454.1 MB) large dataset
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DS5:  Incident Level, Longitudinal, Part 1 - Download All Files (137.9 MB)
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DS6:  Incident Level, Longitudinal, Part 2 - Download All Files (127.1 MB)
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DS7:  Research Reference Period - Download All Files (152.5 MB) large dataset
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DS8:  All Index Crimes - Download All Files (7.8 MB)
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DS9:  Burglary Data - Download All Files (7.8 MB)
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DS10:  Change Scene Data - Download All Files (7.8 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. National Crime Surveys: Redesign Data, 1975-1979. ICPSR08484-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08484.v1

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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:   assault, auto theft, burglary, census data, crime, criminal justice system, demographic characteristics, households, larceny, neighborhoods, rape, robbery, victimization

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1975-01--1979-06

Date of Collection:  

  • 1975-01--1979-06

Universe:   All persons in the United States.

Data Types:   event/transaction data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The victimization files were originally part of the NATIONAL CRIME SURVEY: NATIONAL SAMPLE (ICPSR 7635). The full longitudinal files and the longitudinal reference period research file each have five levels. The first level, the housing unit, has approximately 40,000 cases. The second level, the household interview, has approximately 50,000 cases. The third level, the person interview history has approximately 110,000 cases. The fourth level, the person interview, has approximately 350,000 cases, and the fifth level, the incident information, has approximately 42,000 cases. The first level of the longitudinal full file has approximately 60 variables and a logical record length of 150. The second level has 350 variables and a logical record length of 827. The third level has 100 variables and a logical record length of 222. The fourth level has 44 variables and a logical record length of 106, and the fifth level has 190 variables and a logical record length of 314. The first level research reference year file has 70 variables and a logical record length of 160. The second level has 470 variables and a logical record length of 900. The third level has 115 variables and a logical record length of 240. The fourth level has 44 variables and a logical record length of 106, and the fifth level has 190 variables and a logical record length of 314.

The data were compiled by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

Methodology

Sample:   Stratified multistage cluster sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews and official FBI records

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 11 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 11 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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