Nature and Patterns of Homicide in Eight American Cities, 1978 [electronic resource] / Margaret A. Zahn, Marc Riedel

Data file
ICPSR Version, 2005-11-04.
Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 1988.
1 data file + machine-readable documentation (text) + SAS setup file(s) + SPSS setup file(s) + Stata setup file(s) + SAS transport + SPSS portable + Stata system


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Use of these data are restricted to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff for non-commercial statistical analysis and research purposes only.
Summary note
This dataset contains detailed information on homicides in eight United States cities: Philadelphia, Newark, Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis, Dallas, Oakland, and ''Ashton'' (a representative large western city). Detailed characteristics for each homicide victim include time and date of homicide, age, gender, race, place of birth, marital status, living arrangement, occupation, socioeconomic status (SES), employment status, method of assault, location where homicide occurred, relationship of victim to offender, circumstances surrounding death, precipitation or resistance of victim, physical evidence collected, victim's drug history, victim's prior criminal record, and number of offenders identified. Data on up to two offenders and three witnesses are also available and include the criminal history, justice system disposition, and age, sex, and race of each offender. Information on the age, sex, and race of each witness also was collected, as were data on witness type (police informant, child, eyewitness, etc.). Finally, information from the medical examiner's records including results of narcotics and blood alcohol tests of the victim are provided.... Cf.:
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2006-09-15.
Type of data
1 data file + machine-readable documentation (text) + SAS setup file(s) + SPSS setup file(s) + Stata setup file(s) + SAS transport + SPSS portable + Stata system
Geographic coverage
California, Chicago, Dallas, Illinois, Memphis, Missouri, New Jersey, Newark, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Tennessee, Texas, United States
Funding information
United States Department of Justice. National Institute of Justice. 79-NI-AX-0092
System details
Mode of access: Internet.
Methodology note
Universe: Cases in the United States defined by each city's police department and medical examiner as homicide.
Part 1: Data File; Part 2: SAS Data Definition Statements
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