In El Paso all arrests for selected offenses were included.
In San Diego all homicide and rape arrests were included. A stratified
random sample with equal probabilities used to select 40 percent of the
arrests was chosen within each of the other offense categories, which
included robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, grand theft and motor
vehicle theft, receiving stolen property, and felony narcotics
Serious felony offense arrests in El Paso County, Texas and
San Diego County, California.
Law enforcement arrest reports and records, sheriff's
booking files, prosecutor files, court files, state criminal history
rap sheets, and Immigration Naturalization Service (INS) records