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Homicides in Chicago, 1965-1994
The Chicago Homicide Dataset contains detailed information on every homicide in Chicago police records from 1965 to 1995 (except those deemed "justifiable"). The dataset includes over 100 variables and nearly 23,000 homicides. The Chicago Homicide Dataset is organized so that questions about victims, offenders, or incidents (and inter-relationships between them) can be answered. The source of the data is police investigation files.
The National Crime Victimization Surveys (NCVS)
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), previously the National Crime Survey (NCS), has been collecting data on personal and household victimization through an ongoing survey of a nationally-representative sample of residential addresses since 1973. The survey is administered by the U.S. Census Bureau (under the U.S. Department of Commerce) on behalf of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (under the U.S. Department of Justice).
National Corrections Reporting Program, United States
This study was conducted to provide a consistent and comprehensive description of convicted persons' entrance into and departure from correctional custody and correctional supervision. To accomplish this goal, data were gathered from official state prison records on topics such as race, sex, and age of inmates, length of time in jail, length of time in prison, and type of offense committed. The data were collected from the state prison systems of most of the United States, as well as the Federal Prison System, the California Youth Authority, and the District of Columbia.
Survey of Inmates of State Correctional Facilities: United States
Designed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and conducted by the Bureau of the Census, these surveys are part of a series of data gathering efforts undertaken to assist policymakers in assessing and remedying deficiencies in the nation's correctional institutions. The surveys gathered extensive information on demographic, socioeconomic, and criminal history characteristics. Also obtained were details of in-mates' military service records such as time of service and branch of service, eligibility for benefits, type of discharge, and contact with veterans' groups. Other variables include age, ethnicity, education, lifetime drug use, drinking pattern prior to arrest, prior incarceration record, and prearrest annual income.
Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities, 1995
This census is the fifth enumeration of state adult correctional institutions and the second of federal institutions sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and conducted by the Bureau of the Census. Earlier censuses were completed in 1974 (ICPSR 7811), 1979 (ICPSR 7852), 1984 (ICPSR 8444), and 1990 (ICPSR 9908). Unlike the previous censuses, all respondents in 1995 were sent the same survey form. For each facility, information was provided on physical security, age, functions, capacity, court orders for specific conditions, one-day counts and average populations, race/ethnicity of inmates, inmate work assignments, inmate deaths, special inmate counts, assaults, and incidents caused by inmates.
United Nations World Surveys on Crime Trends and Criminal Justice Systems, 1970-1994: Restructured Five-Wave Data
The data in this collection are a restructured version of the five waves of data on crime trends and criminal justice systems collected by the United Nations International Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch since 1978. The waves cover the years 1970-1975, 1975- 1980, 1980-1986, 1986-1990, and 1990-1994. The goal of this project was to standardize the file structure and naming conventions across waves to facilitate cross-national comparisons and other analyses.
Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data: [United States] Suppleme ntary Homicide Reports, 1976-1999
SHR data provide detailed information on criminal homicides reported to the police. These homicides consist of murders; non-negligent killings (also called non-negligent manslaughter); and justifiable homicides. The unit of analysis is the homicide "incident" as defined by the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. Information on the victim(s), the offender(s), the relationship between these individuals, the weapons used, and the circumstances surrounding the homicide are provided by incident. Up to eleven victims and eleven offenders can be involved in an incident. Each homicide incident is identified by month of occurrence and situation type, allowing flexibility in creating aggregations and subsets.
Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data: [United States] County-Level Detailed Arrest and Offense Data
1995 * 1996 * 1997 * 1998 * 1999 * 2000 * 2001
This data collection contains county-level counts of arrests and offenses for Part I offenses (murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, auto theft, and arson) and arrest counts of Part II offenses (forgery, fraud, embezzlement, vandalism, weapons violations, sex offenses, drug and alcohol abuse violations, gambling, vagrancy, curfew violations, and runaways). The UCR county-level arrest data are available in three parts: All Ages Arrest Data, Adult Arrest Data, and Juvenile Arrest Data. The Crimes Reported Data contain the offense data part of the collection.