Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-2002 (ICPSR 4179)

Principal Investigator(s): Fox, James Alan, Northeastern University. College of Criminal Justice


These data provide incident-level information on criminal homicides including location, circumstances, and method of offense, as well as demographic characteristics of victims and perpetrators and the relationship between the two. The data were provided monthly to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) by local law enforcement agencies participating in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

Series: Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data Series

Access 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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DS1:  Offender Data - Download All Files (77.416 MB)
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DS2:  Victim Data - Download All Files (65.1 MB)
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Study Description


Fox, James Alan. Uniform Crime Reports [United States]: Supplementary Homicide Reports, 1976-2002. ICPSR04179-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04179.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04179.v1

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This study was funded by:

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

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    arrests, crime rates, crime reporting, crime statistics, homicide, justifiable homicide, law enforcement, offenders, offenses, Uniform Crime Reports, victims

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1976--2002

Date of Collection:   

  • 1976--2002

Unit of Observation:    individuals

Universe:    Homicides in the United States from January 1976 through December 2002.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data, event/transaction data, survey data


Sample:    inap.

Data Source:

records from police and sheriff's departments

Extent of Processing:   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:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2005-02-18

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB4179.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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