Gibbs, John J.;
Shelly, Peggy L.
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 methods used to commit commericial thefts
involving cargo. The data include incident and missing cargo
characteristics, suspect characteristics and punishments, and type and
value of stolen property. Cargo thefts that occurred at John
F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Newark
International Airport, and the New York Marine Terminals at Brooklyn,
Port Elizabeth, and Port Newark were included in the data, which were
collected from the Crime Analysis Unit files of the Port Authorities
of New York and New Jersey.
One or more data files in this study are set up in a non-standard format, such as card image format. Users
may need help converting these files before they can be used for analysis.
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public.
Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
Gibbs, John J., and Peggy L. Shelly. PORT AUTHORITY CARGO THEFT DATA OF NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK, 1978-1980. ICPSR version. New Brunswick, NJ: John J. Gibbs and Peggy L. Shelly [producers], 1982. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08089.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08089.v1
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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-0660)
Scope of Study
property crime statistics,
New York City,
New York (state),
Date of Collection:
Recorded crimes in the files of the Crime Analysis Unit of
the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
administrative records data
Data Collection Notes:
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All incidents involving theft, robbery, or burglary of
cargo from John F. Kennedy Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Newark Airport,
New York Marine Terminals at Brooklyn, Port Elizabeth, and Port Newark
from January 1978-December 1980.
records from the Crime Analysis Unit of the Port
Authorities of New York and New Jersey
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-03-18
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