Interaction Between Neighborhood Change and Criminal Activity, 1950-1976 [electronic resource] : Los Angeles County / Solomon Kobrin, Leo A. Schuerman.

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3rd ICPSR ed
Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1984.
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This study was conducted in 1979 at the Social Science Research Institute, University of Southern California, and explores the relationship between neighborhood change and crime rates between the years 1950 and 1976. The data were aggregated by unique and consistently-defined spatial areas, referred to as dummy tracts or neighborhoods, within Los Angeles County. By combining United States Census data and administrative data from several state, county, and local agencies, the researchers were able to develop measures that tapped the changing structural and compositional aspects of each neighborhood and their interaction with the patterns of juvenile delinquency. Some of the variables included are annual income, home environment, number of crimes against persons, and number of property crimes.
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30.
Type of data
1 data file + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + SAS data definition statements + SPSS data definition statements
Funding information
United States Department of Justice. NationalInstitute of Justice. 78-NI-AX-0127
System details
Mode of access: Intranet.
Methodology note
  • Data source: (1) Los Angeles County tax, probation, and voter registration records, (2) Los Angeles Police Department juvenile and criminal offense records, (3) California State county-level records on mobility and mortality, and (4) 1970 U.S. Census of Population and Housing
  • Universe: Neighborhoods within Los Angeles County.
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