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Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Supplementary Homicide Reports With Multiple Imputation, Cumulative Files 1976-2005 (ICPSR 22161)

Principal Investigator(s): Fox, James A., Northeastern University. College of Criminal Justice; Swatt, Marc L., Northeastern University. College of Criminal Justice

Summary:

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.

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.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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Study Description

Citation

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. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR22161.v2

Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR22161.v2

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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, crime rates, crime reporting, crime statistics, homicide, law enforcement, offenders, offenses, Uniform Crime Reports, victims

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1976--2005

Date of Collection:   

  • 1976--2005

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Murder and non-negligent manslaughter incidents in the United States from January 1976 through December 2005.

Data Type(s):    event/transaction data, administrative records data, and aggregate data

Methodology

Data Source:

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.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:   2008-05-12

Version History:

  • 2008-09-18 The codebook was updated to reflect both principal investigators and the related publication.

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