The major objective of this study was to examine how
physical characteristics of commercial centers and demographic
characteristics of residential areas
contribute to crime and how these characteristics
affect reactions to crime in mixed commercial-residential settings.
Information on physical characteristics includes type of business,
store hours, arrangement of buildings, and defensive modifications in
the area. Demographic variables cover racial composition, average
household size and income, and percent change of occupancy. The crime
data describe six types of crime: robbery, burglary, assault, rape,
personal theft, and shoplifting.
McPherson, Marlys, Glenn Silloway, and David Frey. Crime, Fear, and Control in Neighborhood Commercial Centers: Minneapolis and St. Paul, 1970-1982. ICPSR08167-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08167.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08167.v2
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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-0073)
Scope of Study
Date of Collection:
All commercial and residential areas in Minneapolis and
St. Paul, Minnesota.
Sampling was based on three criteria: percent minority
change from 1970 to 1980, an observational measure of disorder in each
commercial center, and person crime rates for the entire commercial
and residential area.
personal interviews, official police department records,
and city assessors' records
Original ICPSR Release: 1987-01-12
- 2006-03-30 File CB8167.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
- 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.
- 1998-04-28 The data have been restructured to one record per
case, and SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been
prepared. Also, the codebooks and data collection instruments are now
available as a Portable Document Format file.
Crime Fear, and Control in Neighborhood Commercial Centers, Executive Summary
United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
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