Political Violence in the United States, 1819-1968 (ICPSR 80)

Published: Feb 16, 1992 View help for published

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Sheldon G. Levy

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00080.v1

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The data contained in this study deal with incidents of political and social violence in the United States from 1819 to 1968. Three indices of political violence used are the number of violent events, the number of deaths resulting from the events, and the number of injuries resulting from the events. Data are provided on the date of the violent event, nature of the target, number of attackers, level of violence by individual attacker and by a group of attackers, respectively, motivation or reason for the attack, numbers of deaths and injuries to targeted individuals and to attackers, type of attacker, property damage, and number of pages in newspaper issue devoted to the event. The data were originally collected in connection with the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence (established in 1968).

Levy, Sheldon G. Political Violence in the United States, 1819-1968. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00080.v1

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1819 -- 1968

See also the related data collection STUDY OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE ATTITUDES, PERSONAL EXPERIENCES WITH VIOLENCE, EMOTIONAL REACTIONS TO ASSASSINATION AND VIOLENCE IN THE MEDIA, 1968 (ICPSR 7354).

Random sample.

Violent events in the United States in the period 1819-1968.

(1) Washington (DC) National Intelligence, 1819-1850, and (2) NEW YORK TIMES, 1851-1968

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1984-05-03

1992-02-16

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Levy, Sheldon G. Political Violence in the United States, 1819-1968. ICPSR00080-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00080.v1

1984-05-03 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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  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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