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
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. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09056.v3
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09056.v3
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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
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
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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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