Uniform Crime Reports: National Time-Series Community-Level Database, 1967-1980 (ICPSR 8214)

Published: Jan 12, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Glenn L. Pierce; William J. Bowers; James Baird; Joseph Heck

Series:

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08214.v1

Version V1

The Uniform Crime Reports National Time-Series Data, 1967-1980, include detailed criminal offense and clearance information submitted monthly by over 3,000 consistently reporting law enforcement agencies in the United States. These data, provided in annually pooled cross-sections, were processed at the Center for Applied Social Research, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts to produce easily accessible and highly reliable time-series data on officially reported crime. Originally provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), these data exclude Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data from infrequently reporting law enforcement agencies. In general, only those agencies that submitted ten or more monthly reports in every year during 1967 through 1980 are included in this collection. The data include detailed breakdowns of offenses and clearances taken from disaggregated UCR Return A tapes. Of particular interest are weapon-specific robbery and assault variables, types of rape, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft, and clearances by arrest (or other exceptional means) of adults and juveniles for each offense sub-type. Both monthly and annual counts of these are available. Finally, as an aid to the user, each agency is identified by its FBI "ORI Code" as well as a sequential case number produced and documented by ICPSR in the codebook's appendix. Cases also may be identified by geographic region, state, SMSA, county, population size and group, and frequency of reporting.

Pierce, Glenn L., Bowers, William J., Baird, James, and Heck, Joseph. Uniform Crime Reports: National Time-Series Community-Level Database, 1967-1980. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08214.v1

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice

1967 -- 1980

1967 -- 1980

Law enforcement agencies that submitted ten or more monthly reports in every year from 1967 through 1980 are included in this dataset.

These data are taken from the universe of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reports, which include detailed criminal offense and clearance information submitted monthly by over 3,000 consistently reporting law enforcement agencies in the United States.

United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Reports data

event/transaction data

1984-07-13

2006-01-12

1984-07-13 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.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 15 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

Notes

  • 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.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.