Juvenile Multiple Segment Analysis
Research Question 4: What offenses are reported in juvenile multiple offender incidents in which the most serious offense is a Part I Index property crime?
The data source for this research question is the 1996 NIBRS hierarchical data file. There were 1,487 agencies in nine states reporting during 1996. The file used for the analysis of Research Questions 1, 2, and 3 is an incident-level aggregated flat file, created by combining multiple segments of data. (See Creating an Incident-Level Aggregate Flat File for a detailed explanation of this process.) Variables from the following segments were used: administrative, victim, offender, offense, arrest, and property. Although these six segments were used, not all variables from all segments were needed for this analysis.
For this research question, however, an offense level of analysis is required to
examine all of the offenses that are reported in juvenile multiple offender incidents
where a Part I index property offense is the most serious offense. To create a file for an
offense level of analysis, the incident-level aggregated flat file was matched to the
offense segment. The offense segment contains information on all of the offenses in an
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