Correlates of Crime: A Study of 52 Nations, 1960-1984 (ICPSR 9258)

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Richard R. Bennett

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09258.v1

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This collection contains data on crime and on relevant social, economic, and political measures hypothesized to be related to crime for 52 nations over a 25-year period. These time-series data are divided into five substantive areas: offense, offender, and national social, political, and economic data. Nations included in the collection were drawn from seven major regions of the world.

Bennett, Richard R. Correlates of Crime:  A Study of 52 Nations, 1960-1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09258.v1

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1960 -- 1984
1988

This is not a random sample, but the 52 nations in the collection were drawn from the seven major regions of the world and represent a wide range of levels of development, types of economy, political environments, and criminal justice system structures. Three criteria for selecting the sample were employed: (1) the nation had to be a member of INTERPOL between the years 1960 and 1984, (2) the nation had to report crime data to the Secretariat of INTERPOL between the years 1960 and 1984, and (3) the nation could skip no more than three of INTERPOL's two-year crime data reporting periods.

All nations in the world.

(1) International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), (2) the United Nations, (3) the World Bank, (4) the International Monetary Fund, and (5) other national and international sources

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1990-03-02

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:
  • Bennett, Richard R. CORRELATES OF CRIME: A STUDY OF 52 NATIONS, 1960-1984. Washington DC: Richard R. Bennett, The American University [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09258.v1

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 5 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 4 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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  • 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.