Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data: Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race, United States, 2012 (ICPSR 35017)

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United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35017.v1

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ASR, 2012

These data provide information on the number of arrests reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program each month by police agencies in the United States. Although not as well known as the "Crimes Known to the Police" data drawn from the Uniform Crime Report's Return A form, the arrest reports by age, sex, and race provide valuable data on 43 offenses including violent, drug, gambling, and larceny crimes. The data received by ICPSR were structured as a hierarchical file containing (per reporting police agency) an agency header record, and 1 to 12 monthly header reports, and 1 to 43 detail offense records containing the counts of arrests by age, sex, and race for a particular offense. ICPSR restructured the original data to a rectangular format.

United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data: Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race, United States, 2012. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-04-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35017.v1

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

The data for the Uniform Crime Reports are submitted voluntarily by city, county, and state law enforcement agencies. Some agencies receive forms directly from the FBI and return them directly to the FBI. Many others receive forms from state collecting programs and return the reports to those programs. The state programs, in turn, forward the reports to the FBI. Reports are sent out and collected on a monthly basis.

Cross-sectional

Arrests reported by law enforcement agencies to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting program.

arrest counts
aggregate data, survey data

2014-04-16

2014-04-16

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:
  • United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data: Arrests by Age, Sex, and Race, United States, 2012. ICPSR35017-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-04-16. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35017.v1

2014-04-16 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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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.

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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.