Interaction Between Neighborhood Change and Criminal Activity, 1950-1976: Los Angeles County (ICPSR 9056)
Principal Investigator(s): Kobrin, Solomon; Schuerman, Leo A.
This study was conducted in 1979 at the Social Science Research Institute, University of Southern California, and explores the relationship between neighborhood change and crime rates between the years 1950 and 1976. The data were aggregated by unique and consistently-defined spatial areas, referred to as dummy tracts or neighborhoods, within Los Angeles County. By combining United States Census data and administrative data from several state, county, and local agencies, the researchers were able to develop measures that tapped the changing structural and compositional aspects of each neighborhood and their interaction with the patterns of juvenile delinquency. Some of the variables included are annual income, home environment, number of crimes against persons, and number of property crimes.
These data are freely available.
Kobrin, Solomon, and Leo A. Schuerman. Interaction Between Neighborhood Change and Criminal Activity, 1950-1976: Los Angeles County . ICPSR09056-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09056.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09056.v3
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (78-NI-AX-0127)
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: cities, crime, juvenile delinquency, neighborhood characteristics, neighborhood conditions, neighborhoods
Geographic Coverage: California, Los Angeles, United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Neighborhoods within Los Angeles County.
Data Types: aggregate data
Sample: Defined spatial areas, referred to as dummy tracts or neighborhoods, were selected for sampling.
(1) Los Angeles County tax, probation, and voter registration records, (2) Los Angeles Police Department juvenile and criminal offense records, (3) California State county-level records on mobility and mortality, and (4) 1970 U.S. Census of Population and Housing
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-03-18
- 1998-05-27 The logical record length data have been reformatted, excess decimal zeroes were deleted, and the corresponding SPSS data definition statements revised. Also, SAS data definition statements have been prepared, and a machine-readable codebook is now available as a Portable Document Format file.
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