United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data: Hate Crime Data, 2015 [Record-Type Files]. ICPSR36835-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-07-28. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36835.v1
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Uniform Crime Reports,
Smallest Geographic Unit:
state, county, jurisdiction
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation:
Hate crime incidents reported by law enforcement agencies
in the United States.
Data Collection Notes:
The original hierarchical file has been split into two files: a Batch Header File and an Incident Record File. The Batch Header File contains a record for each law enforcement agency whether or not they reported an incident. The Batch Header File variables are merged into the Incident Record File for those agencies that reported an incident.
Each victim-type variable has been split into eight separate flag variables to record each victim type. Previously, the variables were eight-character strings that contained the first letter of each victim type in any order.
At the recommendation of the CJIS APB and with the approval of the FBI Director, the FBI UCR Program initiated the collection of rape data under a revised definition and removed the term "forcible" from the offense name in 2013. The changes bring uniformity to the offense in both the Summary Reporting System (SRS) and the NIBRS by capturing data (1) without regard to gender, (2) including penetration of any bodily orifice by any object or body part, and (3) including offenses where physical force is not involved. As a result of this decision, the program renamed the SRS and NIBRS sex offenses - Forcible Rape to Rape, Forcible Sodomy to Sodomy, and Forcible Fondling to Fondling.
Mode of Data Collection:
computer-assisted self interview (CASI),
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.