Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [United States]: Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race, Summarized Yearly, 1997 (ICPSR 23364)
Alternate Title: ASR Yearly, 1997
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation
These data provide information on the number of arrests reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program each year by police agencies in the United States. These arrest reports provide data on 43 offenses including violent crime, drug use, gambling, and larceny. The data received by ICPSR were structured as a hierarchical file containing, per reporting police agency: an agency header record, and 1 to 43 detail offense records containing the counts of arrests by age, sex, and race for a particular offense. ICPSR restructured the original data to logical record length format with the agency header record variables copied onto the detail records. Consequently, each record contains arrest counts for a particular agency-offense.
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United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [United States]: Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race, Summarized Yearly, 1997. ICPSR23364-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-09-21. doi:10.3886/ICPSR23364.v1
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR23364.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: arrest records, arrests, crime rates, crime reporting, crime statistics, drug abuse, illegal gambling, larceny, law enforcement, offenders, offenses, Uniform Crime Reports, violent crime
Smallest Geographic Unit: states, counties, cities
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: arrest counts
Universe: Arrests reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting program.
Data Types: aggregate data, survey data
Mode of Data Collection: computer-assisted self interview (CASI), on-site questionnaire
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:
- Created variable labels and/or value labels.
- Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2009-09-21
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