National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program

C3SROF02_NUM: C3 SRO: Set Fire - number of times in the past year

In the past year, how many times has the subject purposely set fire to a house, 
building, car or vacant lot?

MEASURE: Self-Reported Offending (SRO)

The Self-Reported Offending (SRO; Huizinga, Esbensen, and Weihar, 1991) was adapted
for this study to measure the adolescent's account of involvement in antisocial and
illegal activities. We ask the collateral to report on the subject's behavior using
the same set of questions which are asked of the subject. The SRO consists of 24-items
which elicit subject involvement in different types of crime. For each endorsed item,
a set of follow-up questions are triggered that collect more information regarding the
reported offense (e.g., "When was the last time he/she did this?" and "How many times 
has X done this in the past year?"). Two of the 24 items were added to the interview
battery after a significant number of individuals had completed the interview (thus
producing a large amount of missing data). These 2 items are not included in the 
scoring.  

Consult the Pathways Study codebook for more information (www.pathwaysstudy.pitt.edu).
            
ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
0 - 1,11782.5%
1 - 20.1%
3 - 10.1%
995 Maximum value permitted 00.0%
Missing Data
-222 IntCompStat = 3; data deleted, consent issues 292.1%
-201 IntCompStat = 4; missed interview 20415.1%
-101 Skipped: Item not endorsed 10.1%
Total 1,354 100%

Based upon 1,120 valid cases out of 1,354 total cases.

Location: 457-460 (width: 4; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: -999 , -998 , -222 , -202 , -201 , -101

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: Research on Pathways to Desistance [Maricopa County, AZ and Philadelphia County, PA]: Collateral Measures, 2000-2004.

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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.