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Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-1992 (ICPSR 6387)

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Summary:

These data provide incident-level information on criminal homicides including date, location, circumstances, and method of offense, as well as demographic characteristics of victims and perpetrators and the relationship between the two. For this dataset, the original Uniform Crime Reports data were completely restructured into a nested, or hierarchical, form with repeating records. Specifically, the file contains one record for each agency per year (record type "A"), nested within which is one record per incident (record type "I"). Victim records (record type "V") are in turn nested within incident records, and offender data are repeated for all offenders on each victim record. Part 3, ORI List, contains Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) codes used by the FBI and the corresponding agency name.

Series: Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS1:  Data File - Download All Files (101.4 MB)
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DS2:  SAS Data Definition Statements - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
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ASCII + SAS Setup
DS3:  ORI List - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Fox, James Alan. Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-1992. ICPSR06387-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06387.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (84-BJ-CX-0010 and OJP-94-091-M)
  • 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:  

  • 1976-01--1992-12

Date of Collection:  

  • 1976--1992

Universe:   Homicides in the United States from January 1976 through December 1992.

Data Types:   event/transaction data, and aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

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. These data were restructured, reformatted, and cleaned at the College of Criminal Justice, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Methodology

Data Source:

records from police and sheriff 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 recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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