Principal Investigator(s): Ehrlich, Isaac
Summary: The study contains cross-section data on the relationship between aggregate levels of punishment and crime rates. It examines deterrent effects of punishment on seven Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) index crimes: murder, rape, assault, larceny, robbery, burglary, and auto theft, committed in 1960 in 47 states of the United States (excluded were New Jersey, Alaska, and Hawaii). For each state, the data include variables for the reported crime rates for each of the seven index crimes. For ea... (view full summary)
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07716.v2
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