Fox, James A., Northeastern University. College of Criminal Justice;
Swatt, Marc L., Northeastern University. College of Criminal Justice
These data provide incident-level information on criminal
homicides including location, circumstances, and method of offense, as
well as demographic characteristics of victims and perpetrators and
the relationship between the two. To adjust for unit missingness, a
multiple imputation approach and a weighting scheme were adopted,
resulting in a fully-imputed SHR cumulative database of criminal
homicides for the years 1976-2005. Unlike other versions of the SHR
files, these are limited to incidents of murder and non-negligent
manslaughter, excluding justifiable homicides, negligent manslaughter
and homicides related to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series
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Fox, James A., and Marc L. Swatt. Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Supplementary Homicide Reports With Multiple Imputation, Cumulative Files 1976-2005. ICPSR22161-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-09-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR22161.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR22161.v2
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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
Uniform Crime Reports,
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation:
Murder and non-negligent manslaughter incidents in the
United States from January 1976 through December 2005.
event/transaction data, administrative records data, and
records from police and sheriff's 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:
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2008-05-12
- 2008-09-18 The codebook was updated to reflect both principal investigators and the related publication.
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