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.
Principal Investigator(s): Triplett, Ruth, et al.
This study examines police expenditures for selected cities for an extended period of time. The data set contains one variable per year for each of the following items: total general expenditures, expenditure for police protection, deflated general expenditures adjusted for inflation, deflated police expenditures adjusted for inflation, residential population, land area, patterns of population change during the study period, government identification, and implicit price deflators of goods and services.
One or more data files in this study are set up in a non-standard format, such as card image format. Users may need help converting these files before they can be used for analysis.
These data are freely available.
Triplett, Ruth et al. CITY POLICE EXPENDITURES, 1946-1985. College Park, MD: University of Maryland, Institute of Criminal Justice and Criminology [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987. doi:10.3886/ICPSR08706.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08706.v1
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Universe: Cities in the United States.
Data Types: aggregate data
Sample: All cities that had 50,000 or more residents in 1940 or entered that size class during the study period. All towns and townships in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania were included.
ICPSR public-use tapes, United States Bureau of the Census population estimates, and United States Bureau of the Census Area and Geographic reports
Original ICPSR Release: 1987-10-12
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