Homicides and selected socio-economic characteristics for counties surrounding St Louis, MO. Data aggregated for three time periods: 1979-84 (steady decline in homicides), 1984-88 (stable period), and 1988-93 (steady increase in homicides).


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
FIPSNO FIPS code as numeric variable
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)
HR7984 Homicide rate per 100,000 (1979-84)
HR8488 Homicide rate per 100,000 (1984-88)
HR8893 Homicide rate per 100,000 (1988-93)
HC7984 Homicide count (1979-84)
HC8488 Homicide count (1984-88)
HC8893 Homicide count (1988-93)
PO7984 Population total (1979-84)
PO8488 Population total (1984-88)
PO8893 Population total (1988-93)
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.