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Deterrent Effects of Arrests and Imprisonment in the United States, 1960-1977 (ICPSR 7973) RSS

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Summary:

Emerging from the tradition of econometric models of deterrence and crime, this study attempts to improve estimates of how crime rates are affected by the apprehension and punishment of persons charged with criminal activity. These data are contained in two files: Part 1, State Data, consists of a panel of observations from each of the 50 states and contains information on crime rates, clearance rates, length of time served, probability of imprisonment, socioeconomic factors such as unemployment rates, population levels, and income levels, and state and local expenditures for police protection. Part 2, SMSA Data, consists of a panel of 77 SMSAs and contains information on crime rates, clearance rates, length of time served, probability of imprisonment, socioeconomic factors such as employment rates, population levels, and income levels, and taxation and expenditure information.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS1:  State Data - Download All Files (1.9 MB)
DS2:  SMSA Data - Download All Files (1.2 MB)

Study Description

Citation

Pogue, Thomas F. Deterrent Effects of Arrests and Imprisonment in the United States, 1960-1977. ICPSR07973-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07973.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (79-NI-AX-0015)

Scope of Study

Methodology

Data Source:

Published federal, state, and SMSA data for the years 1960-1977 and from unpublished FBI data on reported crimes and crimes cleared by arrest. For a complete list of sources, see the codebook

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Version History:

  • 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
  • 1997-12-12 SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been added to this collection.

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