On this Picostat.com statistics page, you will find information about the Crime data set which pertains to Crime in North Carolina. The Crime data set is found in the plm R package. Try to load the Crime data set in R by issuing the following command at the console data("Crime"). This may load the data into a variable called Crime. If R says the Crime data set is not found, you can try installing the package by issuing this command install.packages("plm") and then attempt to reload the data with library("plm") followed by data("Crime"). Perhaps strangley, if R gives you no output after entering a command, it means the command succeeded. If it succeeded you can see the data by typing Crime at the command-line which should display the entire dataset.
If you need to download R, you can go to the R project website. You can download a CSV (comma separated values) version of the Crime R data set. The size of this file is about 119,122 bytes.
Crime in North Carolina
a panel of 90 observational units (counties) from 1981 to 1987
total number of observations : 630
observation : regional
country : United States
A data frame containing :
year from 1981 to 1987
crimes committed per person
'probability' of arrest
'probability' of conviction
'probability' of prison sentence
average sentence, days
police per capita
people per square mile
tax revenue per capita
factor. One of 'other', 'west' or 'central'.
factor. Does the individual reside in a SMSA (standard metropolitan statistical area)?
percentage minority in 1980
weekly wage in construction
weekly wage in trns, util, commun
weekly wage in whole sales and retail trade
weekly wage in finance, insurance and real estate
weekly wage in service industry
weekly wage in manufacturing
weekly wage of federal employees
weekly wage of state employees
weekly wage of local governments employees
offence mix: face-to-face/other
percentage of young males
Online complements to Baltagi (2001):
Online complements to Baltagi (2013):
See also Journal of Applied Econometrics data archive entry for Baltagi (2006) at
Cornwell, C. and W.N. Trumbull (1994) “Estimating the economic model of crime with panel data”, Review of Economics and Statistics, 76(2), pp. 360–366.
Baltagi, B. H. (2006) “Estimating an economic model of crime using panel data from North Carolina”, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 21(4), pp. 543–547.
Baltagi, Badi H. (2001) Econometric Analysis of Panel Data, 2nd ed., John Wiley and Sons.
Baltagi, Badi H. (2013) Econometric Analysis of Panel Data, 5th ed., John Wiley and Sons.
Dataset imported from https://www.r-project.org.