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Chilton, Roland, and Dee Weber. Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [United States]: Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race for Police Agencies in Metropolitan Statistical Areas, 1960-1997. ICPSR02538-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02538.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02538.v2
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Uniform Crime Reports,
Date of Collection:
Arrests reported by cooperating police agencies in
metropolitan statistical areas in the United States from January 1960
through December 1997.
Data Collection Notes:
(1) Starting in 1974, the data were provided monthly
to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by local law enforcement
agencies participating in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program.
These monthly data were summarized by the UCR section to produce
yearly arrest totals for each agency. Prior to 1974, local police
agencies submitted annual, rather than monthly, summary reports of
arrests by age, sex, and race. (2) Data for 1960-1972 were given to
the principal investigator in 1976. Additional datasets for specific
years were provided over the following 19 years. In 1996, through a
cooperative arrangement between ICPSR, the Bureau of Justice
Statistics, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, data were
provided for the following years: 1973, 1977, 1979, 1981-1984,
1986-1989, 1991-1992, and 1994. (3) Because the data layout changed
slightly in 1980, the data were restructured and reformatted at the
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1996 and 1997. All datasets
now have the same layout, with pre-1980 codes and codes for 1980 and
beyond clearly indicated. (4) The codebook is provided as a Portable
Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe
Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software,
such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy
of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Web site.
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:
Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.