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UCR_offenses.zip application/zip 483 MB 06/05/2017 11:55:PM

Project Citation: 

Kaplan, Jacob. Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data: Offenses Known and Clearances by Arrest, 1960-2015. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-06-06. https://doi.org/10.3886/E100707V1

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary This is an aggregation of Offenses Known and Clearances By Arrest data from 1960 to 2015. No modifications to the data has been made. Variable names have been changed to ensure correct spelling (e.g. from 'robb' to 'robbery') and uniformity throughout the years. Data is available as R, SPSS, Stata, SAS, Excel, and feather files.

The following is the summary of theOffenses Known and Clearances By Arrest  copied from ICPSR's 2015 page for the data.

The Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data: Offenses Known and Clearances By Arrest dataset
 is a compilation of offenses reported to law enforcement agencies in the United States. Due to the vast number of categories of crime committed in the United States, the FBI has limited the type of crimes included in this compilation to those crimes which people are most likely to report to police and those crimes which occur frequently enough to be analyzed across time. Crimes included are criminal homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft.Much information about these crimes is provided in this dataset. The number of times an offense has been reported, the number of reported offenses that have been cleared by arrests, and the number of cleared offenses which involved offenders under the age of 18 are the major items of information collected.

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms crime; UCR; murder; police; rape; Uniform Crime Reports
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage United States
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 1960 – 2015
Universe:  View help for Universe Crimes committed and cleared in police agencies in the United States during 1960-2015.
Data Type(s):  View help for Data Type(s) administrative records data; aggregate data

Methodology

Data Source:  View help for Data Source United States Department of Justice. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Unit(s) of Observation:  View help for Unit(s) of Observation Yearly crime in a police agency
Geographic Unit:  View help for Geographic Unit Police agency

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