Crime Victimization in the United States: A Data-Driven Learning Guide (ICPSR 351)

Principal Investigator(s): Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research


Data-Driven Learning Guides are a collection of instructional exercises that can be used to enhance teaching of core concepts in the social sciences. This learning guide investigates crime victimization in the United States. Research questions that can be explored using this learning guide include: what factors affect the likelihood that someone will be victimized, in which demographic groups is victimization the highest, how have victimization rates changed over time, which crimes are more likely to be reported to police, and what are some of the reasons why people do not report crimes to the police. Frequencies, crosstabulations, and comparison of means are used for the analyses.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    crime, instructional materials, social sciences, victimization

Geographic Coverage:    United States

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Other Data-Driven Learning Guides covering such topics as aging, race, social class, politics, and health are available on ICPSR's Online Learning Center .