Violence Against Police: Baltimore County, Maryland, 1984-1986 (ICPSR 9347)

Published: Sep 11, 1997

Principal Investigator(s):
Craig D. Uchida; Laure W. Brooks

Version V1

This data collection examines individual and situational characteristics of nonfatal assaults on police officers in the Baltimore County Police Department. In the assault data, variables include: (1) information on the officer such as age, race, sex, height, weight, education, rank, assignment, years of experience, weapon, and injury sustained, (2) information on the offender(s) such as age, race, sex, height, weight, weapon, injury sustained, and arrest status, and (3) information on the actual situation and incident itself, such as type of call anticipated, type of call encountered, type of location, numbers of persons present (by role, e.g., assaulter, nonassaulter, complainant, etc.), type of initial officer action, actions of suspect before assault, sobriety/drug use by suspects, and final disposition. The calls for service data were collected to provide an indication of the frequency of various types of calls. In these data, variables include time of call, initial call category, disposition code, and sheet ID.

Uchida, Craig D., and Brooks, Laure W. Violence Against Police:  Baltimore County, Maryland, 1984-1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997-09-11.

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (86-IJ-CX-0022)

1984-01-01 -- 1987-03-31


For Part 2, Calls for Service Data, an activity sample was based on calls for police services that were received between January 1, 1987, and March 31, 1987. From this 90-day period, 14 days of calls were randomly selected.

All calls for service in Baltimore County, Maryland, from 1984 through 1986.

police department records

event/transaction data



1990-05-16 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.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

1997-09-11 SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been created for this collection.


  • 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.