National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

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United Nations World Crime Surveys: Fifth Survey, 1990-1994 (ICPSR 3686) RSS

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Summary:

The Fifth United Nations Survey, covering the years 1990-1994, was designed to collect data on the incidence of reported crime and the operation of criminal justice systems with a view to improving the dissemination of that information globally. To that end, the survey facilitates an overview of trends and interrelationships among various parts of the criminal justice system to promote informed decision-making in its administration, nationally and crossnationally. Variables describe combined police and prosecution expenditure by year and by country, number of police personnel by gender, total number of homicides by country and by city, number of assaults, rapes, robberies, thefts, burglaries, frauds, and embezzlements, amount of drug crime, number of people formally charged with crime, age of suspects, number and gender of prosecutors, number of individuals prosecuted and the types of crimes prosecuted, gender and age of individuals prosecuted, types of courts, number of individuals convicted and acquitted, numbers sentenced to capital punishment and various other punishments, number of convictions on various charges, number of individuals sentenced and in detention, number of prisoners, sentence lengths, and prison demographics.

Series: United Nations Surveys of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

WARNING: Because this study has many datasets, the download all files option has been suppressed, and you will need to download one dataset at a time.

DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Criminal Justice Resources Data - Download All Files (5.3 MB)
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DS2:  Police Personnel Data - Download All Files (5.2 MB)
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DS3:  Number of Reported Crimes Data - Download All Files (5.4 MB)
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DS4:  Crime in the Largest Cities Data - Download All Files (5.3 MB)
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DS5:  Number of People Formally Charged With Crimes Data - Download All Files (5.4 MB)
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DS6:  Age of Suspects Data - Download All Files (5.3 MB)
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DS7:  Prosecutors and Prosecutions Data - Download All Files (5.4 MB)
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DS8:  Prosecutions by Age and Sex Data - Download All Files (5.3 MB)
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DS9:  Judges and the Criminal Courts Data - Download All Files (5.3 MB)
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DS10:  Number of People Convicted of Crimes Data - Download All Files (5.5 MB)
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DS11:  Prisoners and Prison Sentences Data - Download All Files (5.3 MB)
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DS12:  Average Sentence Lengths Data - Download All Files (5.4 MB)
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DS13:  Prison Personnel Data - Download All Files (5.3 MB)
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DS14:  Total Prison Admissions for All Crimes Data - Download All Files (5.4 MB)
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DS15:  Prison Admissions by Age and Gender Data - Download All Files (5.5 MB)
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DS16:  Population and Development Level Data - Download All Files (5.2 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

United Nations Office at Vienna. Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch. United Nations World Crime Surveys: Fifth Survey, 1990-1994. ICPSR03686-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03686.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   assault, burglary, capital punishment, convictions (law), crime, crime patterns, crime rates, crime reporting, crime statistics, criminal justice system, drug related crimes, embezzlement, fraud, homicide, international crime statistics, larceny, law enforcement, police, prosecuting attorneys, prosecution, rape, rape statistics, robbery, sentencing

Geographic Coverage:   Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China (Peoples Republic), Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia (Republic), Germany, Ghana, Global, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam (Socialist Republic), Western Samoa, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Time Period:  

  • 1990--1994

Date of Collection:  

  • 1997-01-31

Data Types:   aggregate data, census/enumeration data, event/transaction data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The Fifth Survey builds upon the four prior United Nations Crime Surveys. See also UNITED NATIONS WORLD CRIME SURVEYS: FIRST SURVEY, 1970-1975 AND SECOND SURVEY 1975-1980 (ICPSR 9571), UNITED NATIONS WORLD CRIME SURVEYS: FOURTH SURVEY, 1986-1990 (ICPSR 6945), and UNITED NATIONS WORLD SURVEYS OF CRIME TRENDS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS, 1970-1994: RESTRUCTURED FIVE-WAVE DATA (ICPSR 2513).

Methodology

Sample:   The Fifth Survey was distributed to all member states of the United Nations.

Data Source:

questionnaires filled out by representatives of member states at the United Nations Office in Vienna

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed consistency checks.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB3686.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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