castleR Documentation

Data on castle-doctrine statutes and violent crime

Description

This data looks at the impact of castle-doctrine statutes on violent crime. Data from the FBI Uniform Crime Reports Summary files are combined with information on castle-doctrine/stand-your-ground law impementation in different states.

Usage

castle

Format

A data frame with 19584 rows and 21 variables

year

Year

sid

state id

robbery_gun_r

Region-quarter fixed effects

jhcitizen_c

justifiable homicide by private citizen count

jhpolice_c

justifiable homicide by police count

homicide

homicide count per 100,000 state population

robbery

Region-quarter fixed effects

assault

aggravated assault count per 100,000 state population

burglary

burglary count per 100,000 state population

larceny

larceny count per 100,000 state population

motor

motor vehicle theft count per 100,000 state population

murder

murder count per 100,000 state population

unemployrt

unemployment rate

blackm_15_24

% of black male aged 15-24

whitem_15_24

% of white male aged 15-24

blackm_25_44

% of black male aged 25-44

whitem_25_44

% of white male aged 25-44

poverty

poverty rate

l_homicide

Logged crime rate

l_larceny

Logged crime rate

l_motor

Logged crime rate

l_police

Logged police presence

l_income

Logged income

l_prisoner

Logged number of prisoners

l_lagprisoner

Lagged log prisoners

l_exp_subsidy

Logged subsidy spending

l_exp_pubwelfare

Logged public welfare spending

lead1,lead2,lead3,lead4,lead5,lead6,lead7,lead8,lead9,lag0,lag1,lag2,lag3,lag4,lag5

Indicators of how many time periods until/since treatment

popwt

Population weight

r20001,r20002,r20003,r20004,r20011,r20012,r20013,r20014,r20021,r20022,r20023,r20024,r20031,r20032,r20033,r20034,r20041,r20042,r20043,r20044,r20051,r20052,r20053,r20054,r20061,r20062,r20063,r20064,r20071,r20072,r20073,r20074,r20081,r20082,r20083,r20084,r20091,r20092,r20093,r20094,r20101,r20102,r20103,r20104

Region-quarter fixed effects

trend_1,trend_10,trend_11,trend_12,trend_13,trend_14,trend_15,trend_16,trend_17,trend_18,trend_19,trend_2,trend_20,trend_21,trend_22,trend_23,trend_24,trend_25,trend_26,trend_27,trend_28,trend_29,trend_3,trend_30,trend_31,trend_32,trend_33,trend_34,trend_35,trend_36,trend_37,trend_38,trend_39,trend_4,trend_40,trend_41,trend_42,trend_43,trend_44,trend_45,trend_46,trend_47,trend_48,trend_49,trend_5,trend_50,trend_51,trend_6,trend_7,trend_8,trend_9

State linear time trends

Details

This data is used in the Difference-in-Differences chapter of Causal Inference: The Mixtape by Cunningham.

Source

Cheng, Cheng, and Mark Hoekstra. 2013. “Does Strengthening Self-Defense Law Deter Crime or Escalate Violence? Evidence from Expansions to Castle Doctrine.” Journal of Human Resources 48 (3): 821–54.

References

Cunningham. 2021. Causal Inference: The Mixtape. Yale Press. https://mixtape.scunning.com/index.html.