Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-1983 (ICPSR 8657)

Principal Investigator(s): Fox, James Alan; Pierce, Glenn L.


These Uniform Crime Reports supplementary homicide data provide incident-level information on criminal homicides including information on the date, location, circumstances, and method of offences, as well as demographic characteristics of victims and perpetrators and the relationship between the two.

Series: Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series

Access Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.


DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Agency Aggregate - Download All Files (7.544 MB)
DS2:  Incident - Download All Files (74.049 MB)
DS3:  Offender - Download All Files (29.153 MB)
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DS4:  Victim - Download All Files (38.914 MB)
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Study Description


Fox, James Alan, and Glenn L. Pierce. UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS [UNITED STATES]: SUPPLEMENTARY HOMICIDE REPORTS, 1976-1983. Boston, MA: Northeastern University, Center for Applied Social Research [producer], 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08657.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08657.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (84-BJ-CX-0010)

Scope of Study

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

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1976-01--1983-12

Universe:    Homicides in the United States from January 1976 thru December 1983.

Data Type(s):    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. In 1983, 97% of the United States population was represented by jurisdictions that submitted supplementary homicide data to the Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Coverage in l976 had been 88%. These data were restructured, reformatted, and cleaned at the Center for Applied Social Research, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts.


Data Source:

records from police and sheriff departments


Original ICPSR Release:   1987-05-19

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB8657.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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