Uniform Crime Reports: Arrest Data for 121 Counties in the United States, 1986 (ICPSR 9226)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation


The files in this collection contain counts of arrests and offenses for index crimes and other offenses committed by adults and juveniles. Types of offenses include murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny, auto theft, arson, forgery, fraud, embezzlement, vandalism, weapons violations, sex offenses, drug and alcohol abuse violations, gambling, vagrancy, curfew, and runaways. County populations are also reported.

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:  Adults - Download All Files (0.599 MB)
DS2:  Juveniles - Download All Files (0.599 MB)

Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS: ARREST DATA FOR 121 COUNTIES IN THE UNITED STATES, 1986. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation [producer], 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09226.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09226.v1

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This study was funded by:

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

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    arrests, arson, assault, auto theft, burglary, counties, crime rates, crime reporting, crime statistics, drug abuse, fraud, illegal gambling, larceny, law enforcement, murder, offenses, rape, robbery, Uniform Crime Reports, vandalism, weapons offenses

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1986

Date of Collection:   

  • 1986

Data Type(s):    event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

Data have been aggregated to the county level. Within each county, data for agencies reporting six to 11 months of information were weighted to produce 12-month equivalents. Data from agencies reporting only statewide figures were allocated to counties proportionate to their share of the state population. A related data collection containing a subset of these data is available from ICPSR under the title UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS: ARREST DATA FOR THE 75 MOST POPULOUS COUNTIES IN THE UNITED STATES, 1986 (ICPSR 9163).


Data Source:

self-enumerated forms


Original ICPSR Release:   1989-09-26

Version History:

  • 2006-03-30 File CB9226.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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