These data are crime-related and demographic
statistics for 47 US states in 1960. The data were collected
from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report and other government
agencies to determine how the variable crime rate depends on
the other variables measured in the study.
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The data set was copied from http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/DASL/Datafiles/USCrime.html
|R ||Crime rate: # of offenses reported to police per million population |
|Age|| The number of males of age 14-24 per 1000 population |
|S|| Indicator variable for Southern states (0 = No, 1 = Yes) |
|Ed ||Mean # of years of schooling times 10 for persons of age 25
or older |
|Ex0|| 1960 per capita expenditure on police by state and local
|Ex1|| 1959 per capita expenditure on police by state and local
|LF|| Labor force participation rate per 1000 civilian urban males age 14-24 |
|M|| The number of males per 1000 females|
|N|| State population size in hundred thousands|
|NW|| The number of non-whites per 1000 population |
|U1|| Unemployment rate of urban males per 1000 of age 14-24 |
|U2|| Unemployment rate of urban males per 1000 of age 35-39 |
|W|| Median value of transferable goods and assets or family income in tens of dollars|
|X|| The number of families per 1000 earning below 1/2 the median income|