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Juvenile Delinquency and Adult Crime, 1948-1977 [Racine, Wisconsin]: City Ecological Data (ICPSR 8164)

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Summary:

These data, intended for use in conjunction with JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND ADULT CRIME, 1948-1977 [RACINE, WISCONSIN]: THREE BIRTH COHORTS (ICPSR 8163), are organized into two different types: Block data and Home data. Part 1, Block Data, contains the characteristics of each block in Racine for the years 1950, 1960, and 1970 as selected from the United States Census of Housing for each of these years. The data are presented for whole blocks for each year and for blocks agglomerated into equal spaces so that comparison may be made between the 1950, 1960, and 1970 data. In addition, land use and target density (gas stations, grocery and liquor stores, restaurants, and taverns) measures are included. The data were obtained from land use maps and city directories. These block data have been aggregated into census tracts, police grid areas, natural areas, and neighborhoods for the purpose of describing the spatial units of each in comparable fashion for 1950, 1960, and 1970. The information contained within the Block Data file is intended to be used to merge ecological data with any of the files described in the ICPSR 8163 codebook. The Home datasets (Parts 2-6) contain selected variables from the Block Data file merged with the Cohort Police Contact data or the Cohort Interview data from ICPSR 8163. The Home datasets represent the merged files used by the principal investigators for their analysis and are included here only as examples of how the files from ICPSR 8163 may be merged with the Block data.

Access Notes

  • 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.

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Block Data - Download All Files (1.9 MB)
Data:
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ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS2:  1942 Continuous Residence Home Data - Download All Files (1.3 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS3:  1949 Continuous Residence Home Data - Download All Files (2.3 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS4:  1955 Continuous Residence Home Data - Download All Files (3.6 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS5:  1942 Interviewed Home Data - Download All Files (0.8 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS6:  1949 Interviewed Home Data - Download All Files (1.1 MB)
Data:
ASCII
ASCII + SPSS Setup
DS8:  SAS Data Definition Statements for Block Data - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
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ASCII + SAS Setup
DS9:  SAS Data Definition Statements for All Home Data - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup

Study Description

Citation

Shannon, Lyle W. Juvenile Delinquency and Adult Crime, 1948-1977 [Racine, Wisconsin]: City Ecological Data. ICPSR08164-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08164.v2

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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-0081)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, crime, juvenile delinquency, neighborhood characteristics, neighborhood conditions, neighborhoods

Geographic Coverage:   Racine, United States, Wisconsin

Time Period:  

  • 1948--1977

Date of Collection:  

  • 1948--1980

Universe:   Residents of Racine, Wisconsin, in 1950, 1960, 1970 and 1976.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

The dates indicated in the file names refer to the dates in the ICPSR 8163 dataset. Racine, Wisconsin, area maps are available only in hardcopy form upon request from ICPSR. Users of the data with questions regarding this study or ICPSR 8163 should contact Professor Lyle W. Shannon, Iowa Urban Community Research Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242.

Methodology

Sample:   Not applicable.

Data Source:

(1) Racine, Wisconsin, City Directory addresses and land use maps for 1950, 1960, and 1970. (2) United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CENSUS OF HOUSING, 1970: BLOCK STATISTICS. Final Report HC(3)-272, for the Racine, Wisconsin, Urbanized Area.

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 7 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 7 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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