Kleiman, Mark A.R.;
Putala, Christopher E.
In undertaking this data collection, the principal
investigators sought to determine (1) whether police enforcement
against drug crimes, specifically heroin crimes, had any influence on
the rates of nondrug crimes, and (2) what effect intensive law
enforcement programs against drug dealers had on residents where those
programs were operating. To achieve these objectives, data on crime
rates for seven successive years were collected from police records of
30 cities in Massachusetts. Data were collected for the following
offenses: murder, rape, robbery, assault, larceny, and automobile
theft. The investigators also interviewed a sample of residents from 3
of those 30 cities. Residents were queried about their opinions of the
most serious problem facing people today, their degree of concern about
being victims of crime, and their opinions of the effectiveness of law
enforcement agencies in handling drug problems.
Kleiman, Mark A.R., and Christopher E. Putala. Retail-Level Heroin Enforcement and Property Crime in 30 Cities in Massachusetts, 1980-1986. ICPSR09667-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09667.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09667.v1
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (85-IJ-CX-0027)
Scope of Study
drug law enforcement,
drug law offenses,
drug related crimes,
law enforcement agencies,
Date of Collection:
Part 1: Thirty cities in Massachusetts during 1980-1986.
Parts 2-4: All residents in Massachusetts during 1986.
administrative records data,
A stratified random sample was used in Parts 2-4.
official police records and telephone interviews
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:
Standardized missing values.
Original ICPSR Release: 1992-01-10
- 2006-03-30 File CB9667.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
- 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one
or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well
as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable,
and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to
reflect these additions.
- 1998-09-17 SAS and SPSS data definition statements are now
available for this collection. Also, missing data codes have been
standardized, and data and documentation have been reformatted. In
addition, the codebook and data collection instrument are now
available as a PDF file.
Kleiman, Mark A.R.,
Putala, Christopher E.,
Young, Rebecca M.,
Cavanagh, David P.
Heroin Crackdowns in Two Massachusetts Cities
United States Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.
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