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Title: Age Cohort Arrest Rates, 1970-1980
Author(s): D F Greenberg
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 268
Sponsoring Agency: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Grant Number: 82-IJ-CX-0025
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
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Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual presents the variables, coding information, and descriptive statistics from the data set presenting population figures and arrest frequencies for selected crimes in seven cities between 1970 and 1980, with emphasis on arrest rates by age cohorts.
Abstract: The cities are Atlanta; Chicago; Denver; Knoxville, Tenn.; San Jose, Calif.; Spokane, Wash.; and Tuscon, Ariz. The data came from 1970 and 1980 censuses and the Uniform Crime Reports for 1970-80. One of the two files for each city contains arrest data for males and females of all ages; the other file contains population data by sex and age. The population data files have 247 variables, and the arrest files contain 1,470 variables. Arrest data cover murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, other assaults, arson, forgery, fraud, and embezzlement. Arrest data are also provided for stolen property, vandalism, weapons offenses, prostitution, other sex offenses, opium abuse, marijuana abuse, gambling, family offense, drunk driving, liquor law violations, drunkenness, disorderly conduct, vagrancy, and all other offenses combined. The files have logical record lengths of 80 characters.
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Cohort studies; Information processing; Offense statistics; Urban area studies
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