CrimeR Documentation

Crime in North Carolina

Description

a panel of 90 observational units (counties) from 1981 to 1987

total number of observations : 630

observation : regional

country : United States

Usage

data(Crime)

Format

A data frame containing :

county

county identifier

year

year from 1981 to 1987

crmrte

crimes committed per person

prbarr

'probability' of arrest

prbconv

'probability' of conviction

prbpris

'probability' of prison sentence

avgsen

average sentence, days

polpc

police per capita

density

people per square mile

taxpc

tax revenue per capita

region

factor. One of 'other', 'west' or 'central'.

smsa

factor. (Also called "urban".) Does the individual reside in a SMSA (standard metropolitan statistical area)?

pctmin

percentage minority in 1980

wcon

weekly wage in construction

wtuc

weekly wage in transportation, utilities, communications

wtrd

weekly wage in wholesale and retail trade

wfir

weekly wage in finance, insurance and real estate

wser

weekly wage in service industry

wmfg

weekly wage in manufacturing

wfed

weekly wage in federal government

wsta

weekly wage in state government

wloc

weekly wage in local government

mix

offence mix: face-to-face/other

pctymle

percentage of young males (between ages 15 to 24)

Source

Journal of Applied Econometrics Data Archive (complements Baltagi (2006)):

http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/jae/2006-v21.4/baltagi/

Online complements to Baltagi (2001):

http://www.wiley.com/legacy/wileychi/baltagi/

Online complements to Baltagi (2013):

http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=resource&bcsId=4338&itemId=1118672321&resourceId=13452

See also Journal of Applied Econometrics data archive entry for Baltagi (2006) at http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/jae/2006-v21.4/baltagi/.

References

Cornwell, C. and W.N. Trumbull (1994) “Estimating the economic model of crime with panel data”, Review of Economics and Statistics, 76(2), pp. 360–366.

Baltagi, B. H. (2006) “Estimating an economic model of crime using panel data from North Carolina”, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 21(4), pp. 543–547.

Baltagi, Badi H. (2001) Econometric Analysis of Panel Data, 2nd ed., John Wiley and Sons.

Baltagi, Badi H. (2013) Econometric Analysis of Panel Data, 5th ed., John Wiley and Sons.