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Improving State Capacity for Crime Reporting: An Exploratory Analysis of Data Quality and Imputation Methods Using NIBRS Data (2012)

Prepared by the West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center, Division of Criminal Justice Services, Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety




Assessing the Validity of Hate Crime Reporting: An Analysis of NIBRS Data (2011)

Prepared by the West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center, Division of Criminal Justice Services, Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety




Crime in WV Cities: A Comparative Analysis of Selected Population Groups and Victim-Offender Relationships (2007)

Prepared by the West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center, Division of Criminal Justice Services, Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety

The West Virginia SAC examined crime trends in various cities in the state to shed light on the patterns of crime.

View the final report

SPSS syntax files are also available to replicate the tables in this report:

  • WVIBRSimport.sps     This is the first syntax to run on the text delimited flat file. It reads in the group A incident report data and defines all of the variables.
  • WVIBRSmsvoff.sps     This syntax recodes all of the offense variables in the victim segment from string to numeric and then computes a most serious victim offense.
  • WVIBRSaggregate.sps     This is the third syntax file to run during the import of group A data. It aggregates the data into an incident-level file. Separate files are also created for each of the segments (offense, property, offender, victim, and arrestee). Each of the age variables are recoded in this syntax.
  • WVIBRSlabels.sps This is the syntax that includes all of the value labels for all of the variables in the group A data. It can be called from WVIBRSaggregate or run separately.
  • populationgroups.sps     This syntax was used on the offense and victim segment data files created during import. It creates the “metro” and “popgrp” variables which are used to place each record in the appropriate population group for analysis. Agency ORIs were used to determine the values for metro and popgrp.