skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 69976 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Applications to Law Enforcement of Techniques and Data Developed in the 1967 Census Pretest, New Haven, Connecticut - Project Report
Corporate Author: New Haven Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 238
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New Haven Police Dept
New Haven, CT 06473
US Dept of Justice
Grant Number: 171
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Attempts are made to correlate external socioeconomic factors with reported crime and calls for police services using data from a 1967 Census Bureau pretest in New Haven, Conn.
Abstract: The use of a mail-out, mail-back procedure for conducting the pretest is explained, and statistical tabulations in the form of charts, graphs, and tables show the socioeconomic profile of New Haven, including a rising nonwhite population, increased family instability, and overcrowded housing. An examination is made of New Haven police recordkeeping procedures in the areas of complaint activity, arrest activity, and motor vehicle accident data. Court records for New Haven arrests are also examined. A manual experiment was conducted to match court records with arrest records and with individual schedules obtained during the using block face and person-matching procedures. The special tabulations for the 100 percent and 25 percent data are summarized and provide a description of New Haven on a tract and block basis. Also, the Dual Independent Map Encoding file system was developed to create a geographic base file for mapping and to relate local information to census data. The potential uses of census data for law enforcement are explored, especially in the areas of a computer look-up program, data analysis for forecasting police services needs, and computer output display. Suggestions are made for the 1970 census to include procedures for block face information gathering. Appendixes include over 90 references, tabulations, and census tract and block equivalents, 1960-67. A list of tables and illustrations are also included.
Index Term(s): Citizen crime reporting; Connecticut; Crime surveys; Data collections; US Census Bureau
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.