**FLORIDA GEOGRAPHIC DATA LIBRARY DOCUMENTATION**

**VERSION 2005**

**TITLE: CRIMES DATABASE**

Geodataset Name: CRIMES Geodataset Type: SHAPE Geodataset Feature: POLYGON

**GENERAL DESCRIPTION:**

This dataset contains crime statistics for the United States for the years 1994- 1998, drawn from the Uniform Crime Reporting Program data compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and archived at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Crime data are reported by county and are provided for eight crimes: murder, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Statewide allocation data are not included in this data set. Crime data are adjusted to compensate for incomplete reporting by individual law enforcement agencies.

DATA SOURCE(S): United States Geological Survey SCALE OF ORIGINAL SOURCE MAPS: 1: 2,000,000 DATE OF AUTOMATION OR SOURCE: 2001 GEODATASET EXTENT: State of Florida

**FEATURE ATTRIBUTE TABLES:**

Datafile Name: CRIMES.DBF ITEM NAME WIDTH TYPE PRECISION SHAPE 8 Shapepoly 0 Area 15 Decimal 3 Perimeter 15 Decimal 3 CRIMESP020 11 Decimal 0 STATE 2 Character 0 COUNTY5 0 Character 0 FIPS 5 Character 0 STATE_FIPS 2 Character 0 STUDY_NO98 4 Decimal 0 EDITION98 1 Decimal 0 CASE_ID98 4 Decimal 0 POP_ARR98 7 Decimal 0 POP_CRI98 7 Decimal 0 AG_ARR98 3 Decimal 0 AG_CRI98 3 Decimal 0 COV_IND98 11 Decimal 4 INDEX98 6 Decimal 0 MOD_IN98 6 Decimal 0 MURD98 3 Decimal 0 RAPE98 4 Decimal 0 ROBB98 5 Decimal 0 ASSA98 5 Decimal 0 BURG98 5 Decimal 0 LARC98 6 Decimal 0 MV_TH98 5 Decimal 0 ARSO98 4 Decimal 0 STUDY_NO97 11 Decimal 0 EDITION97 11 Decimal 0 CASE_ID97 11 Decimal 0 POP_ARR97 11 Decimal 0 POP_CRI97 11 Decimal 0 AG_ARR97 11 Decimal 0 AG_CRI97 11 Decimal 0 COV_IND97 19 Decimal 5 INDEX97 11 Decimal 0 MOD_IN97 11 Decimal 0 MURD9 11 Decimal 0 RAPE97 11 Decimal 0 ROBB97 11 Decimal 0 ASSA97 11 Decimal 0 BURG97 11 Decimal 0 LARC97 11 Decimal 0 MV_TH97 11 Decimal 0 ARSO97 11 Decimal 0 STUDY_NO96 11 Decimal 0 EDITION96 11 Decimal 0 CASE_ID96 11 Decimal 0 POP_ARR96 11 Decimal 0 POP_CRI96 11 Decimal 0 AG_ARR96 11 Decimal 0 AG_CRI96 11 Decimal 0 COV_IND96 19 Decimal 5 INDEX96 11 Decimal 0 MOD_IN96 11 Decimal 0 MURD96 11 Decimal 0 RAPE96 11 Decimal 0 ROBB9 11 Decimal 0 ASSA96 11 Decimal 0 BURG96 11 Decimal 0 LARC96 11 Decimal 0 MV_TH96 11 Decimal 0 ARSO96 11 Decimal 0 STUDY_NO95 11 Decimal 0 EDITION95 11 Decimal 0 CASE_ID95 11 Decimal 0 POP_ARR95 11 Decimal 0 POP_CRI95 11 Decimal 0 AG_ARR95 11 Decimal 0 AG_CRI95 11 Decimal 0 COV_IND95 19 Decimal 5 INDEX95 11 Decimal 0 MOD_IN95 11 Decimal 0 MURD95 11 Decimal 0 RAPE95 11 Decimal 0 ROBB95 11 Decimal 0 ASSA95 11 Decimal 0 BURG95 11 Decimal 0 LARC95 11 Decimal 0 MV_TH95 11 Decimal 0 ARSO95 11 Decimal 0 STUDY_NO94 11 Decimal 0 EDITION94 11 Decimal 0 CASE_ID94 11 Decimal 0 POP_ARR94 11 Decimal 0 POP_CRI94 11 Decimal 0 AG_ARR94 11 Decimal 0 AG_CRI94 11 Decimal 0 COV_IND94 19 Decimal 5 INDEX94 11 Decimal 0 MOD_IN94 11 Decimal 0 MURD94 11 Decimal 0 RAPE94 11 Decimal 0 ROBB94 11 Decimal 0 ASSA94 11 Decimal 0 BURG94 11 Decimal 0 LARC94 11 Decimal 0 MV_TH94 11 Decimal 0 ARSO94 11 Decimal 0 DESCRIPT 16 Decimal 0

**FEATURE ATTRIBUTE TABLES CODES AND VALUES:**

ITEM ITEM DESCRIPTION Shape Data attribute inherent to the ESRI shapefile format, which defines the data as a point, polyline, or polygon. Area The size of the shape in coverage units Perimeter The perimeter of the shape in coverage units Crimesp020 Internal feature number State The two character code for the State County The name of the county Fips The 5-digit FIPS code indicating the State and county to which the statistics apply. The first two digits are the State code, and the last three digits are the county code State_fips The two digit code for the State Study_no98 The four-digit ICPSR identification number for the crimes reported data, for the year 1998 Edition98 The population within the county that is served by the agencies reporting arrests, for the year 1998 Case_id98 The ICPSR sequential case ID number, for the year 1998 Pop_arr98 The population within the county that is served by the agencies reporting arrests, for the year 1998 Pop_cri98 The population within the county that is served by the agencies that actually reported crime data, for the year 1998 Ag_arr98 The number of agencies in the county that reported arrests, for the year 1998 Ag_cri98 The number of agencies in the county that reported crimes, for the year 1998 Cov_ind98 An indication of the proportion of the data that is not estimated, for the year 1998 Index98 The total number of Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Index crimes, excluding arson, for the year 1998 Mod_in98 The total number of Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Index crimes, including arson, for the year 1998 Murd98 The total number of murders, for the year 1998 Rape98 The total number of forcible rapes, for the year 1998 Robb98 The total number of robberies, for the year 1998 Assa98 The total number of aggravated assaults, for the year 1998 Burg98 The total number of burglaries, for the year 1998 Larc98 The total number of larcenies, for the year 1998 Mv_th98 The total number of motor vehicle thefts, for the year 1998 Arso98 The total number of arsons, for the year 1998 Study_no97 The four-digit ICPSR identification number for the crimes reported data, for the year 1997 Edition97 The edition of the crimes reported data, for the year 1997 Case_id97 The ICPSR sequential case ID number, for the year 1997 Pop_arr97 The population within the county that is served by the agencies reporting arrests, for the year 1997 Pop_cri97 The population within the county that is served by the agencies that actually reported crime data, for the year 1997 Ag_arr97 The number of agencies in the county that reported arrests, for the year 1997 Ag_cri97 The number of agencies in the county that reported crimes, for the year 1997 Cov_ind97 An indication of the proportion of the data that is not estimated, for the year 1997 Index97 The total number of Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Index crimes, excluding arson, for the year 1997 Mod_index97 The total number of Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Index crimes, including arson, for the year 1997 Murd97 The total number of murders, for the year 1997. Rape97 The total number of forcible rapes, for the year 1997 Robb97 The total number of robberies, for the year 1997 Assa97 The total number of aggravated assaults, for the year 1997 Burg97 The total number of burglaries, for the year 1997 Larc97 The total number of larcenies, for the year 1997 Mv_th97 The total number of motor vehicle thefts, for the year 1997 Arso97 The total number of arsons, for the year 1997 Study_no96 The four-digit ICPSR identification number for the crimes reported data, for the year 1996 Edition96 The edition of the crimes reported data, for the year 1996 Case_id96 The ICPRS sequential case ID number, for the year 1996 Pop_arr96 The population within the county that is served by the agencies reporting arrests, for the year 1996 Pop_cri96 The population within the county that is served by the agencies that actually reported crime data, for the year 1996 Ag_arr96 The number of agencies in the county that reported arrests, for the year 1996 Ag_cri96 The number of agencies in the county that reported crimes, for the year 1996 Cov_ind96 An indication of the proportion of the data that is not estimated, for the year 1996 Index96 The total number of Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Index crimes, excluding arson, for the year 1996 Mod_index96 The total number of Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Index crimes, including arson, for the year 1996 Murd96 The total number of murders, for the year 1996 Rape96 The total number of forcible rapes, for the year 1996 Robb96 The total number of robberies, for the year 1996 Assa96 The total number of aggravated assaults, for the year 1996 Burg96 The total number of burglaries, for the year 1996 Larc96 The total number of larcenies, for the year 1996 Mv_th96 The total number of motor vehicle thefts, for the year 1996 Arso96 The total number of arsons, for the year 1996 Study_no95 The four-digit ICPSR identification number for the crimes reported data, for the year 1995 Edition95 The edition of the crimes reported data, for the year 1995 Case_id95 The ICPSR sequential case ID number, for the year 1995 Pop_arr95 The population within the county that is served by the agencies reporting arrests, for the year 1995 Pop_cri95 The population within the county that is served by the agencies that actually reported crime data, for the year 1995Ag_arr95 Ag_cri95 The number of agencies in the county that reported crimes, for the year 1995 Cov_ind95 An indication of the proportion of the data that is not estimated, for the year 1995 Index95 The total number of Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Index crimes, excluding arson, for the year 1995 Mod_index95 The total number of Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Index crimes, including arson, for the year 1995 Murd95 The total number of murders, for the year 1995 Rape95 The total number of forcible rapes, for the year 1995 Robb95 The total number of robberies, for the year 1995 Assa95 The total number of aggravated assaults, for the year 1995 Burg95 The total number of burglaries, for the year 1995 Larc95 The total number of larcenies, for the year 1995 Mv_th95 The total number of motor vehicle thefts, for the year 1995 Arso95 The total number of arsons, for the year 1995 Study_no94 The four-digit ICPSR identification number for the crimes reported data, for the year 1994 Edition94 The edition of the crimes reported data, for the year 1994 Case_id94 The ICPSR sequential case ID number, for the year 1994 Pop_arr94 The population within the county that is served by the agencies reporting arrests, for the year 1994 Pop_cri94 The population within the county that is served by the agencies that actually reported crime data, for the year 1994 Ag_arr94 The number of agencies in the county that reported arrests, for the year 1994 Ag_cri94 The number of agencies in the county that reported crimes, for the year 1994 Cov_ind94 An indication of the proportion of the data that is not estimated, for the year 1994 Index94 The total number of Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Index crimes, excluding arson, for the year 1994 Mod_index94 The total number of Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Index crimes, including arson, for the year 1994 Murd94 The total number of murders, for the year 1994 Rape94 The total number of forcible rapes, for the year 1994 Robb94 The total number of robberies, for the year 1994 Assa94 The total number of aggravated assaults, for the year 1994 Burg94 The total number of burglaries, for the year 1994 Larc94 The total number of larcenies, for the year 1994 Mv_th94 The total number of motor vehicle thefts, for the year 1994 Arso94 The total number of arsons, for the year 1994 Descript FGDL added descript item based on MOD_IN98.

**USER NOTES:**

Please review the code books online at http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD/ for more information about National Crime Statistics. Murder is defined as the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. Forcible rape is defined as the carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and (or) against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent. Robbery is defined as the taking, or attempting to take, or anything of value under confrontational circumstances, by force or threat of force or violence. Aggravated assault is defined as an attack by one person on another, where the offender uses a weapon or displays it in a threatening manner, or where the victim suffers severe bodily injury. This includes assault with a disease. Burglary is defined as the unlawful entry into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or a theft. Larceny is defined as the unlawful taking of property from another person, and is also called theft. Motor vehicle thefts are not included. Motor vehicle theft is defined as the theft of an automobile, bus, recreational vehicle, truck, or other motor vehicle. Arson is defined as unlawfully and intentionally damaging or attempting to damage, real or personal property, by fire or incendiary device. Some of the crime data reported in this file was estimated. Where agencies reported for 12 months, the data were included as reported. Where agencies reported for between three and eleven months, the data were increased by a weight of (12/months reported). Where agencies reported for one or two months, the actual data were not included, but estimated data for the entire year were calculated based on rates computed using data from 12-month reporting agencies within the same geographic stratum (defined by population group) within that State. These data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the national level, and for large regional areas. The data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:2,000,000-scale data. No responsibility is assumed by the Department of Justice, the U.S. Geological Survey, or the ICPSR in the use of these data. A note concerning data scale: Scale is an important factor in data usage. Certain scale datasets are not suitable for some project, analysis, or modelling purposes. Please be sure you are using the best available data. 1:24000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the county level. 1:24000 data should NOT be used for high accuracy base mapping such as property parcel boundaries. 1:100000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the multi-county or regional level. 1:250000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the regional or state level or larger. Vector datasets with no defined scale or accuracy should be considered suspect. Make sure you are familiar with your data before using it for projects or analyses. Every effort has been made to supply the user with data documentation. For additional information, see the References section and the Data Source Contact section of this documentation. For more information regarding scale and accuracy, see our web pages at: http://www.geoplan.ufl.edu/education.html

**FGDL QUALITY ASSURANCE STATUS:**

-Reprojected data to FGDL Albers HPGN (See "Map Projection Parameters" below). -Extent set to the State of Florida -Changed datset name from crimesp020 to crimes -DESCRIPT item added on MOD_IN98 -Upcased character records.

**REFERENCES:**

National Atlas: http://www.nationalatlas.gov/crimesm.html Code Books online (National Archive of Criminal Justice Data): http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/NACJD/

**DATA LINEAGE SUMMARY:**

Data originally released by U.S. Geological Survey in 2001. Data was downloaded by GeoPlan in shapefile format from http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html in 2001. When received, the data was in the following projection - Projection: Geographic, Datum: NAD83, Spheroid: GRS1980, Units: Decimal Degrees. The shapefile was then clipped to the State of Florida, and projected to FGDL standards.

**MAP PROJECTION PARAMETERS:**

Projection ALBERS Units METERS Datum HPGN Spheroid GRS1980 1st standard parallel 24 0 0.000 2nd standard parallel 31 30 0.000 central meridian -84 0 0.000 latitude of projection's origin 24 0 0.000 false easting (meters) 400000.00000 false northing (meters) 0.00000

**DATA SOURCES CONTACT(S):**

Name: Earth Science Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey Abbr.name: USGS Address: 521 National Center, Reston, VA 20192 Phone: 1-888-275-8747 Fax: Web site: http://nationalatlas.gov/ Ftp site: http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html Email: atlasmail@usgs.gov Contact Person: Phone: 703-648-4183 Email: atlasmail@usgs.gov

**FGDL CONTACT:**

Name: Florida Geographic Data Library Abbr. Name: FGDL Address: Florida Geographic Data Library 431 Architecture PO Box 115706 Gainesville, FL 32611-5706 Web site: http://www.fgdl.org Contact FGDL: Technical Support: http://www.fgdl.org/fgdlfeed.html FGDL Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.fgdl.org/fgdlfaq.html FGDL Mailing Lists: http://www.fgdl.org/fgdl-l.html For FGDL Software: http://www.fgdl.org/software.html