Violent Crime Rates by US State
This data set contains statistics, in arrests per 100,000 residents for assault, murder, and rape in each of the 50 US states in 1973. Also given is the percent of the population living in urban areas.
Murder arrests (per 100,000).
Assault arrests (per 100,000).
Percent urban population.
Rape arrests (per 100,000).
USArrests contains the data as in McNeil’s monograph. For the
UrbanPop percentages, a review of the table (No. 21) in the
Statistical Abstracts 1975 reveals a transcription error for Maryland
(and that McNeil used the same “round to even” rule), as found by
Daniel S Coven (Arizona).
See the example below on how to correct the error and improve accuracy for the ‘<n>.5’ percentages.
World Almanac and Book of Facts 1975. (Crime rates).
Statistical Abstracts of the United States 1975, p.20, (Urban rates), possibly available as https://books.google.ch/books?id=zl9qAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA20.
McNeil, D. R. (1977). Interactive Data Analysis. New York: Wiley.
t = octave.dataset.USArrests; summary (t); octave.examples.plot_pairs (t(:,2:end)); # TODO: Difference between USArrests and its correction # TODO: +/- 0.5 to restore the original <n>.5 percentages