Changing patterns of drug abuse and criminality among crack cocaine users in New York City, 1988-1989 [electronic resource].

Fagan, Jeffrey [Browse]
Data file
2nd ICPSR version
Ann Arbor, MI : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002.
Extent of collection: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + SAS data definition statements + SPSS data definition statements.


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Summary note
This collection examines the characteristics of users and sellers of crack cocaine and the impact of users and sellers on the criminal justice system and on drug treatment and community programs. Information was also collected concerning users of drugs other than crack cocaine and the attributes of those users. Topics covered include initiation into substance use and sales, expenses for drug use, involvement with crime, sources of income, and primary substance of abuse. Demographic information includes subject's race, educational level, living area, social setting, employment status, occupation, marital status, number of children, place of birth, and date of birth. Information was also collected about the subject's parents: education level, occupation, and place of birth.
  • Codebook available in print and electronic format.
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 16, 2004).
  • "First ICPSR Release"--T.p. of accompanying codebook.
  • "December 1991"--T.p. of accompanying codebook.
Type of data
Extent of collection: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + SAS data definition statements + SPSS data definition statements.
Time and place of event
  • Date(s) of collection: June 1988-August 1989.
  • Time period: January 1984-December 1989.
Geographic coverage
Geographic coverage: New York City, New York (state), United States.
Funding information
  • Funding agency: United States Department of Justice. National Institute of Justice.
  • Grant number: 87-IJ-CX-0064.
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Case file characteristics
1 rectangular file, 1,003 cases, 1,292 variables, 2,353 character logical record length, 1 record per case.
Methodology note
  • Data source: personal interviews.
  • Sample: respondents were selected through police records and snowball sampling methods.
  • Universe: residents of two New York City neighborhoods, some of whom had been arrested for drug offenses, some of whom used drugs but had eluded arrest, and some of whom were participating in drug treatment programs.
Cite as
Fagan, Jeffrey, Steven Belenko, and Bruce D. Johnson. CHANGING PATTERNS OF DRUG ABUSE AND CRIMINALITY AMONG CRACK COCAINE USERS IN NEW YORK CITY, 1988-1989 [Computer file]. New Brunswick, NJ: Jeffrey Fagan, Rutgers University/New York, NY: Steven Belenko, New York City Criminal Justice Agency/New York, NY: Bruce D. Johnson, Narcotic and Drug Research, Inc. [producers], 1989. 2nd ICPSR version. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002.
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