Law Enforcement Agency Identifiers Crosswalk Series

Researchers have long been able to analyze crime and law enforcement data at the individual agency level and at the county level using data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program data series. However, analyzing crime data at the intermediate level, the city or place, has been difficult, as has merging disparate data sources that have no common match keys. To facilitate the creation and analysis of place-level data and linking reported crime data with data from other sources, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) created the Law Enforcement Agency Identifiers Crosswalk (LEAIC).

The crosswalk file was designed to provide geographic and other identification information for each record included in the FBI's UCR files and Bureau of Justice Statistics' Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA). The LEAIC records contain common match keys for merging reported crime data and Census Bureau data. These linkage variables include the Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) code, Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) state, county and place codes, and Governments Integrated Directory government identifier codes. These variables make it possible for researchers to take police agency-level data, combine them with Bureau of the Census and BJS data, and perform place-level, jurisdiction-level, and government-level analyses.

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2015
Bennett, Laura . Race and Gender in Policing: Are More Representative Departments More Effective?. Duke University, .
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Feldmeyer, Ben,  Harris, Casey T.,  Scroggins, Jennifer . Enclaves of opportunity or 'ghettos of last resort?': Assessing the effects of immigrant segregation on violent crime rates. Social Science Research. 52, 1-17.
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Loftin, Colin,  McDowall, David,  Curtis, Karise,  Fetzer, Matthew D. The accuracy of Supplementary Homicide Report rates for large U.S. cities. Homicide Studies. 19, (1), 6-27.
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Virkaitis, Micheline . Determining the Impact of Educational Attainment on Arrests: A Panel Data Approach. Thesis, Georgetown University.
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2014
Helle, Kristin . The Significance of Place and Gender: An Ohio Violent Crime Victimization Study. Thesis, Youngstown State University.
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Ruther, Matt . The effect of growth in foreign born populations shared on county homicide rates: A spatial panel approach. Papers in Regional Science. 93, (S1), S1-S23.
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2013
Gul, Zakir,  Kule, Ahmet . Intelligence-led policing: How the use of crime intelligence analysis translates in to the decision-making. International Journal of Security and Terrorism. 4, (1), 21-40.
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Mulholland, Sean E. White supremacist groups and hate crime. Public Choice. 157, (1-2), 91-113.
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Arnio, Ashley N.,  Baumer, Eric P.,  Wolff, Kevin T. The contemporary foreclosure crisis and US crime rates. Social Science Research. 41, (6), 1598-1614.
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Baumer, Eric P.,  Rosenfeld, Richard,  Wolff, Kevin T. Expanding the scope of research on recent crime trends. NCJ 240204, .
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