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Correlates of Crime: A Study of 52 Nations, 1960-1984 (ICPSR 9258)

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Summary:

This collection contains data on crime and on relevant social, economic, and political measures hypothesized to be related to crime for 52 nations over a 25-year period. These time-series data are divided into five substantive areas: offense, offender, and national social, political, and economic data. Nations included in the collection were drawn from seven major regions of the world.

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  • These data are freely available.

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DS1:  United States to Kenya Data - Download All Files (5.4 MB)
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DS2:  Tanzania to Fiji Data - Download All Files (5.4 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Bennett, Richard R. CORRELATES OF CRIME: A STUDY OF 52 NATIONS, 1960-1984. Washington DC: Richard R. Bennett, The American University [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09258.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   crime, economic conditions, national economy, nations, offenses, political history, social indicators

Geographic Coverage:   Global

Time Period:  

  • 1960--1984

Date of Collection:  

  • 1988

Universe:   All nations in the world.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Methodology

Sample:   This is not a random sample, but the 52 nations in the collection were drawn from the seven major regions of the world and represent a wide range of levels of development, types of economy, political environments, and criminal justice system structures. Three criteria for selecting the sample were employed: (1) the nation had to be a member of INTERPOL between the years 1960 and 1984, (2) the nation had to report crime data to the Secretariat of INTERPOL between the years 1960 and 1984, and (3) the nation could skip no more than three of INTERPOL's two-year crime data reporting periods.

Data Source:

(1) International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), (2) the United Nations, (3) the World Bank, (4) the International Monetary Fund, and (5) other national and international sources

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 5 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 4 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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