Deterrent Effects of the New York Juvenile Offender Law, 1974-1984

This data collection was designed to assess the effects of the New York Juvenile Offender Law on the rate of violent crime committed by juveniles. The data were collected to estimate the deterrent effects of the law and to permit the use of an interrupted time-series model to gauge the effects of intervention. The deterrent effects of the law are assessed on five types of violent offenses over a post-intervention period of 75 months using two comparison time series to control for temporal and geographical characteristics. One time series pertains to the monthly juvenile arrests of 16- to 19-year-olds in New York City, and the other covers monthly arrests of juveniles aged 13 to 15 years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the control jurisdiction. Included in the collection are variables concerning the monthly rates of violent juvenile arrests for homicide, rape, assault, arson, and robbery for the two juvenile cohorts. These time series data were compiled from records of individual police jurisdictions that reported monthly arrests to the Uniform Crime Reporting Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Dataset Variables

Variable Name Description Format
V10 new york city robbery arrests 16 to 19 string
V11 philadelphia homicide arrests 13 to 15 string
V12 philadelphia rape arrests 13 to 15 string
V13 philadelphia assault arrests 13 to 15 string
V14 philadelphia arson arrests 13 to 15 string
V15 philadelphia robbery arrests 13 to 15 string
V16 new york state homicide arrests 13 to 15 string
V17 new york state rape arrests 13 to 15 string
V18 new york state assault arrests 13 to 15 string
V19 new york state arson arrests 13 to 15 string
V1 new york city homicide arrests 13 to 15 string
V20 new york state robbery arrests 13 to 15 string
V21 new york state homicide arrests 16 to 19 string
V22 new york state rape arrests 16 to 19 string
V23 new york state assault arrests 16 to 19 string
V24 new york state arson arrests 16 to 19 string
V25 new york state robbery arrests 16 to 19 string
V26 date in months and years string
V2 new york city rape arrests 13 to 15 string
V3 new york city assault arrests 13 to 15 string
V4 new york city arson arrests 13 to 15 string
V5 new york city robbery arrests 13 to 15 string
V6 new york city homicide arrests 16 to 19 string
V7 new york city rape arrests 16 to 19 string
V8 new york city assault arrests 16 to 19 string
V9 new york city arson arrests 16 to 19 string