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Xenon (New Jersey) Commercial Burglary Data, 1979-1981 (ICPSR 8088)

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This data collection is one of three quantitative databases comprising the Commercial Theft Studies component of the Study of the Causes of Crime for Gain, which focuses on patterns of commercial theft and characteristics of commercial thieves. This data collection contains information on commercial burglary incidents in Xenon, New Jersey. The data collection includes incident characteristics, theft item, value of stolen property, and demographic information about the suspect(s), such as police contacts, number of arrests, sex, race, and age.

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Study Description


Gibbs, John J., and Peggy L. Shelly. Xenon (New Jersey) Commercial Burglary Data, 1979-1981. ICPSR08088-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002.

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (80-IJ-CX-0600)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   arrests, burglary, commercial theft, larceny, police records, property crime statistics, property crimes, robbery, stolen property, stolen property recovery

Geographic Coverage:   New Jersey, United States, Xenon

Time Period:  

  • 1979-09-01--1981-06-04

Date of Collection:  

  • 1981-06

Universe:   Recorded crimes in the community of Xenon, New Jersey.

Data Types:   administrative records data


Sample:   All incidents of commercial burglary occurring between September 1, 1979-June 4, 1981. An incident had to involve the theft of commercial property from a commercial establishment to be in the sample.

Data Source:

records from Xenon, New Jersey, Police Department


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