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Title: Police Performance and Case Attrition in Los Angeles County, 1980-1981      
dateReleased:
04-08-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09352.v1
ID:
doi:10.3886/ICPSR09352.v1
description:
The purpose of this data collection was to investigate the effects of crime rates, city characteristics, and police departments' financial resources on felony case attrition rates in 28 cities located in Los Angeles County, California. Demographic data for this collection were obtained from the 1983 COUNTY AND CITY DATA BOOK. Arrest data were collected directly from the 1980 and 1981 CALIFORNIA OFFENDER BASED TRANSACTION STATISTICS (OBTS) data files maintained by the California Bureau of Criminal Statistics. City demographic variables include total population, minority population, population aged 65 years or older, number of female-headed families, number of index crimes, number of families below the poverty level, city expenditures, and police expenditures. City arrest data include information on number of arrests disposed and number of males, females, blacks, and whites arrested. Also included are data on the number of cases released by police, denied by prosecutors, and acquitted, and data on the number of convicted cases given prison terms.
description:
Petersilia, Joan; Abrahamse, Allan; Wilson, James Q., 2015, "Police Performance and Case Attrition in Los Angeles County, 1980-1981", http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09352.v1
name:
Petersilia, Joan
Abrahamse, Allan
Wilson, James Q.
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997