Baumer, Terry L.;
Carrington, Michael D.
The goals of this data collection were to provide
information on robbery-related security measures employed by financial
institutions, to identify factors that contribute to robbery, and to
study the correlates of case disposition and sentence length of
convicted robbers. The collection compares banking institutions that
have been robbed with those bank offices that have not been robbed to
provide information on factors that contribute to these robberies. The
office-based file includes variables designed to measure general office
characteristics, staff preparation and training, security measures,
characteristics of the area in which the banking institution is
located, and the robbery history of each institution. The
incident-based file includes variables such as the robber's method of
operation and behavior, the employee's reaction, the characteristics of
the office at the time of the robbery, and the apprehension of the
offender. Also included is information on the status of the
investigation, reasons involved in solving the robbery, status of
prosecution, ultimate prosecution, and sentence in length.
One or more data files in this study are set up in a non-standard format, such as card image format. Users
may need help converting these files before they can be used for analysis.
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public.
Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
Baumer, Terry L., and Michael D. Carrington. Robbery of Financial Institutions in Indiana, 1982-1984. ICPSR09310-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-02-01. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09310.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09310.v2
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (83-IJ-CX-0056)
Scope of Study
reactions to crime,
Banking and financial institutions in Indiana.
survey data, and event/transaction data
Data Collection Notes:
The incident-based file includes merged data of victim
offices from the office-based file, robbery incident data, and case
disposition data. The merged office data contain variables identical to
those available in the office-based file.
Victim institutions include banks and savings and loan
associations in the state of Indiana that were robbed between January
1, 1982 and June 30, 1984. A comparison group of 200 financial
institutions was randomly selected from the remaining nonvictim offices
in Indiana. Five of the nonvictim sample were not included in the file
because their data were not available.
personal interviews and Uniform Crime Reporting Program
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of
disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major
statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to
these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
Created variable labels and/or value labels.
Original ICPSR Release: 1990-05-01
- 2010-02-01 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
- 2006-01-18 File CB9310.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
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