Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-2002 (ICPSR 4179)
Principal Investigator(s): Fox, James Alan, 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. The data were provided monthly to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) by local law enforcement agencies participating in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program.
These data are freely available.
Fox, James Alan. Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-2002. ICPSR04179-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04179.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04179.v1
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, justifiable homicide, law enforcement, offenders, offenses, Uniform Crime Reports, victims
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individuals
Universe: Homicides in the United States from January 1976 through December 2002.
Data Types: aggregate data, event/transaction data, survey data
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:
- Performed consistency checks.
- Standardized missing values.
- Created online analysis version with question text.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2005-02-18
- 2006-01-18 File CB4179.ALL.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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