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Restructuring of the NCS (National Crime Survey) Longitudinal Data Set

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12 pages

This memorandum describes a methodology for converting the National Crime Survey (NCS) Quarterly Collection files to longitudinal files. To implement this methodology, a special program to convert the quarterly collection files to ASCII files can be run on a VAX 11/780.


The document discusses the logical and physical structures of the Public Use Files and explains hierarchical to longitudinal reorganization. Examples are included, and the conversion program is appended.

Date Published: January 1, 1981