Homicides and selected socio-economic characteristics for counties surrounding Atlanta, GA. Data aggregated for three time periods: 1979-84 (steady decline in homicides), 1984-88 (stable period), and 1988-93 (steady increase in homicides). Download the file here.

Source S. Messner, L. Anselin, D. Hawkins, G. Deane, S. Tolnay, R. Baller (2000). An Atlas of the Spatial Patterning of County-Level Homicide, 1960-1990. Pittsburgh, PA, National Consortium on Violence Research (NCOVR).

Variable Description
NAME County name
STATE_NAME State name
STATE_FIPS State FIPS code (character)
CNTY_FIPS County FIPS code (character)
FIPS Combined state and county FIPS code (character)
STFIPS State FIPS code
COFIPS County FIPS code
FIPSNO FIPS code as numeric variable
HR7983 Homicide rate per 100,000 (1979-83)
HR8487 Homicide rate per 100,000 (1984-87)
HR8895 Homicide rate per 100,000 (1988-95)
HC7983 Homicide count (1979-83)
HC8487 Homicide count (1984-87)
HC8895 Homicide count (1988-95)
PO7983 Population total (1979-83)
PO8487 Population total (1984-87)
PO8895 Population total (1988-95)
PE77 Police expenditures per capita, 1977
PE82 Police expenditures per capita, 1982
PE87 Police expenditures per capita, 1987
RDAC80 Resource deprivation/affluence composite variable, 1980
RDAC85 Resource deprivation/affluence composite variable, 1985
RDAC90 Resource deprivation/affluence composite variable, 1990

Prepared by Luc Anselin. Last updated September 10, 2004. Data provided “as is,” no warranties.