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Census of Urban Crime, 1970 (ICPSR 8275) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection contains information on urban crime in the United States. The 331 variables include crime incidence, criminal sanctions, police employment, police expenditures, police unionization, city revenues and sources of revenue (including intergovernmental transfers), property values, public sector package characteristics, demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, and housing and land use characteristics. The data were primarily gathered from various governmental censuses: Census of Population, Census of Housing, Census of Government, Census of Manufactures, and Census of Business. UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM DATA [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 9028) and EXPENDITURE AND EMPLOYMENT DATA FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (ICPSR 7818) were used as supplemental sources.

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Citation

Hellman, Daryl A., and James Alan Fox. CENSUS OF URBAN CRIME, 1970. ICPSR version. Boston, MA: Northeastern University, Center for Urban and Regional Economic Studies [producer], 1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08275.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (81-IJ-CX-0063)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, cities, crime, crime control programs, crime prevention, criminal justice policy, government revenues, housing, municipal expenditures, police, police effectiveness, property values, revenues, urban crime

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1970

Universe:   United States cities with 1970 populations over 150,000.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Methodology

Sample:   A total of 88 United States cities with populations between 154,000 and approximately eight million residents.

Data Source:

governmental censuses, UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM DATA [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 9028), and EXPENDITURE AND EMPLOYMENT DATA FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (ICPSR 7818)

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