Cohen, Lawrence E.;
Land, Kenneth C.
These data provide official index crime rates and social
and economic indicators of crime rates at three levels of aggregation
(city, state, and metropolitan areas) for four decennial years: 1950,
1960, 1970, and 1980. Information is provided on Uniform Crime Reports
murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny theft,
and vehicle theft rates per 100,000 population. Social and economic
indicators include percent black population, percent divorced males,
the mean and median family incomes, families below the poverty line,
and percent unemployed for each area. The availability of the data
for the crime rates in 1980 determined the geographic locations
included in the data collection. Data from earlier years do not exist
for all geographic locations for which data were available in 1980.
Cohen, Lawrence E., and Kenneth C. Land. SOCIAL CORRELATES OF OFFICIAL INDEX CRIME RATES FOR STATES, SMSAS, AND CITIES [UNITED STATES]: A MACRO-LEVEL DATASET FOR 1950, 1960, 1970, AND 1980. ICPSR version. Austin, TX: Lawrence E. Cohen and Kenneth C. Land, University of Texas at Austin, Population Research Center/Raleigh, NC: Patricia L. McCall, North Carolina State University, Dept. of Sociology [producers], 1991. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06151.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06151.v1
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This study was funded by:
- National Science Foundation (SES8217865)
Scope of Study
Data Collection Notes:
The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format
(PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems
Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as
the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the
Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.
(1) United States Census of Population and Housing
(Parts B and C) for 1950, 1960, 1970, and 1980, and (2) Federal Bureau
of Investigation Uniform Crime Reports for 1950, 1960, 1970, and 1980
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.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1999-12-14
- 2006-01-18 File CB6151.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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