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Adult Criminal Careers in New York, 1972-1983 (ICPSR 9353) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection was designed to estimate the extent and variation of individual offending by crime type, race, age, and prior criminal record. Included in this collection are the criminal records of individuals aged 16 years or older who were arrested in the state of New York. Two separate data files are supplied. Part 1 contains data on all adults arrested in New York from 1972 to 1976 for rape, murder, robbery, aggravated assault, or burglary. Part 2 includes data on all adults arrested for larceny or auto theft in Albany and Erie counties. Variables include items such as sex, race, age, number of prior arrests, date and place of arrest, arrest charged, number of multiple counts, court disposition of charges, and type and length of sentence.

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  • These data are freely available.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Arrests for Serious Crimes - Download All Files (149,602 KB)
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DS2:  Arrests for Larceny or Auto Theft - Download All Files (13,994 KB)
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Study Description

Citation

Blumstein, Alfred, and Jacqueline Cohen. ADULT CRIMINAL CAREERS IN NEW YORK, 1972-1983. ICPSR version. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie-Mellon University, School of Urban and Public Affairs [producer], 1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09353.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (82-IJ-CX-0062)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   adult offenders, assault, auto theft, burglary, career criminals, criminal histories, larceny, murder, offenders, rape, robbery

Geographic Coverage:   New York (state), United States

Time Period:  

  • 1972--1983

Date of Collection:  

  • 1983

Universe:   Adults, aged 16 or older, arrested in the general areas of New York State for the offenses of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, or burglary and for larceny or auto theft in Albany or Erie counties.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

The data are organized hierarhically in two levels: (1) a person record, and (2) one or more arrest records. Each of the two data files has a variable number of records per case. The number of records is dependent on the number of arrests an offender had. There are 14 variables and 129,010 cases at the person level, and 16 variables and 12,555 cases at the arrest level.

Methodology

Sample:   There are two samples that include adult offenders aged 16 or older who were arrested in New York State between 1972 and 1976. The first includes all adults arrested for the offenses of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, or burglary in the general areas of New York State during the sample years (for selected high-density counties in the New York City metropolitan area, the sampling fraction was .5). The second includes all adults arrested for larceny or auto theft in Albany or Erie counties during the sample years.

Data Source:

computerized criminal history files of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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Version History:

  • 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.
  • 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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