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Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-1997 (ICPSR 2832)

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These data provide incident-level information on criminal homicides including location, circumstances, and method of offense, as well as demographic characteristics of victims and perpetrators and the relationship between the two. The data were provided monthly to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) by local law enforcement agencies participating in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

Series: Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.


WARNING: This study is over 150MB in size and may take several minutes to download on a typical internet connection.

DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Victim Data - Download All Files (224.1 MB) large dataset
DS2:  Offender Data - Download All Files (273.1 MB) large dataset

Study Description


Fox, James Alan. Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-1997. ICPSR02832-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000.

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   arrests, crime rates, crime reporting, crime statistics, homicide, law enforcement, offenders, offenses, Uniform Crime Reports, victims

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1976--1997

Date of Collection:  

  • 1976--1997

Universe:   Homicides in the United States from January 1976 through December 1997.

Data Types:   aggregate data, event/transaction data, survey data


Data Source:

records from police and sheriff's departments

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 consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


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Version History:

  • 2006-03-30 File CB2832.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.

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