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Uniform Crime Reports, 1958-1969, and County and City Data Books, 1962, 1967, 1972: Merged Data (ICPSR 7715) RSS

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Summary:

This dataset includes selected variables and cases from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports, 1958-1969, and the County and City Data Books for 1962, 1967, and 1972. Data are reported for all United States cities with a population of 75,000 or more in 1960. Data from the Uniform Crime Reports include for each year the number of homicides, forcible rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries, larcenies over 50 dollars, and auto thefts. Also included is the Total Crime Index, which is the simple sum of all the crimes listed above. Selected variables describing population characteristics and city finances were taken from the 1962, 1967, and 1972 County and City Data Books.

Series: Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

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Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS, 1958-1969, AND COUNTY AND CITY DATA BOOKS, 1962, 1967, 1972: MERGED DATA. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1997. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07715.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

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

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   arrests, assault, auto theft, burglary, counties, crime rates, crime reporting, crime statistics, homicide, larceny, law enforcement, offenses, rape, robbery, Uniform Crime Reports, weapons offenses

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Universe:   All cities in the United States with a population of 75,000 or more in 1960.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

These data were taken from a dataset originally created by Alvin L. Jacobson and were prepared for use in ICPSR's Workshop on Data Processing and Data Management in the Criminal Justice Field in the summer of 1978, with further processing by Colin Loftin.

Methodology

Data Source:

FBI Uniform Crime Reports, 1958-1969, and the County and City Data Books for 1962, 1967, and 1972

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:

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

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Version History:

  • 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.
  • 1997-02-13 SAS and SPSS data definition statements are now available for this collection.

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