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
examines the methods used to commit various acts of theft that
involved a truck or the contents of a truck. These data were collected
from the files of a specialized New York City Police Department
detective squad called the Safe, Loft, and Truck Squad (SLATS), which
was created specifically to investigate commercial truck thefts. The
variables include type and value of stolen property, weapon
involvement, treatment of driver and helper, suspect characteristics,
and recovery information.
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Gibbs, John J., and Peggy L. Shelly. SLATS Truck Theft Data of New York City, 1976-1980. ICPSR08090-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08090.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08090.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-0600)
Scope of Study
property crime statistics,
stolen property recovery,
New York (state),
New York City,
Date of Collection:
All recorded incidents of crime involving trucks in the
files of the Safe, Loft, and Truck detective squad of the New York
City Police Department.
administrative records data
A 20-percent sample of all incidents involving grand
larceny over $10,000 from trucks and all incidents involving the
robbery of a truck, including arrests for these crimes and
surveillances of known hijacking rings, in 1979-1980.
relevant files of the Safe, Loft, and Truck Squad
(SLATS) of the New York City Police Department
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-03-18
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