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U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. NATIONAL CRIME SURVEYS: NATIONAL SAMPLE, 1973-1983. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 6th ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07635.v6
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07635.v6
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criminal justice system,
Date of Collection:
Population of the United States over 12 years of age.
Data Collection Notes:
Parts 101-110, the Full Files, are hierarchically
structured into multiple levels. For the 1973-1977 files, the
hierarchy comprises three levels: household, person, and incident. For
the 1978-1982 files, the hierarchy consists of four levels: header
record, household, person, and incident. There are 103 variables for
an average of 35,000 households per quarter, 102 variables for an
average of 65,000 persons per quarter, and 310 variables for an
average of 8,000 incidents per quarter.
Users should note that
there is an introductory section in the documentation for this data
collection that explains the hierarchical datasets, rate estimating
procedures, and standard error estimating procedures. Additional
information on the sample also is provided.
The files are not
The codebooks are provided as Portable
Document Format (PDF) files. 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.
A national sample of households was drawn using a
stratified multistage cluster procedure. Rotating subsamples were
reinterviewed at six-month intervals. Interviews were conducted with
each household member over 12 years old. In generating the
person-level file, a full sample of victims and a 10-percent sample of
non-victims for up to four incidents were employed.
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 recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.