Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [United States]: County-Level Detailed Arrest and Offense Data, 2003 (ICPSR 4360)
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation
This data collection contains county-level counts of arrests and offenses for Part I offenses (murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, auto theft, and arson) and counts of arrests for Part II offenses (forgery, fraud, embezzlement, vandalism, weapons violations, sex offenses, drug and alcohol abuse violations, gambling, vagrancy, curfew violations, and runaways).
These data are freely available.
United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [United States]: County-Level Detailed Arrest and Offense Data, 2003. ICPSR04360-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-31. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04360.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04360.v2
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: aggravated assault, alcohol, arrests, arson, assault, auto theft, burglary, counties, crime rates, crime reporting, crime statistics, drug abuse, embezzlement, fraud, illegal gambling, larceny, law enforcement, murder, offenses, rape, robbery, sex offenses, Uniform Crime Reports, vagrancy, vandalism, weapons offenses
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: County law enforcement agencies in the United States.
Data Types: aggregate data
Data Collection Notes:
Two major changes to the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) county-level files were implemented beginning with the 1994 data. A new imputation algorithm to adjust for incomplete reporting by individual law enforcement jurisdictions was adopted. Within each county, data from agencies reporting 3 to 11 months of information were weighted to yield 12-month equivalents. Data for agencies reporting less than 3 months of data were replaced with data estimated by rates calculated from agencies reporting 12 months of data located in the agency's geographic stratum within its state. Secondly, a new Coverage Indicator was created to provide users with a diagnostic measure of aggregated data quality in a particular county. Data from agencies reporting only statewide figures were allocated to the counties in the state in proportion to each county's share of the state population.
In the arrest files (Parts 1-3 and 5-7), data were estimated for agencies reporting zero months based on the procedures mentioned above. However, due to the structure of the data received from the FBI, estimations could not be produced for agencies reporting zero months in the crimes reported files (Parts 4 and 8). Offense data for agencies reporting one or two months are estimated using the above procedures. Users are encouraged to refer to the codebook for more information.
No arrest data were provided for Florida. Limited arrest data were available for Illinois. Limited offense data were available for Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, and South Dakota.
UCR program staff at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were consulted in developing the new adjustment procedures. However, these UCR county-level files are not official FBI UCR releases and are being provided for research purposes only. Users with questions regarding these UCR county-level data files can contact the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data at ICPSR.
Mode of Data Collection: self-enumerated questionnaire
- Standardized missing values.
- Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2005-12-06
- 2006-01-31. Miami-Dade county code was changed from 025 to 086 in the data to match the documentation.
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