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United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. National Crime Surveys: Cities, 1972-1975. ICPSR07658-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07658.v3
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07658.v3
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criminal justice system,
District of Columbia,
New York (state),
New York City,
Date of Collection:
Major cities in the United States.
Data Collection Notes:
As part of its quality control procedures, ICPSR
undertook a study using this data collection to determine whether it
could replicate published figures from Bureau of Justice Statistics
(BJS) publications. Based on study results of the analysis, ICPSR
concluded that the BJS datasets accurately represent published figures.
The replication study was done on the crime of robbery and used figures
from the three publications identified in Appendix E of the
documentation for this collection. Results of comparisons of
dataset-derived estimates with published estimates are included in
The survey was conducted by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
Interviews were conducted with household members in each
household sampled. The data for the Cities sample are organized by city
for each year (1972-1975) into 39 separate incident-level and 39
separate person-level datasets. Each file represents a city for a year.
A full sample of victims and a ten percent sample of non-victims for up
to four incidents was employed. Thus, a maximum of four incidents per
victim have been retained in the subset files. The remainder of the
incidents were dropped. In the entire Cities Sample, approximately 97%
of the respondents in each quarter report four or fewer incidents. As a
sample of the National Crime Survey, this dataset contains 12,000
sample households selected in 26 chosen cities, with approximately
10,000 interviews having actually taken place in each.