National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

British Crime Survey, 1992: Teenage Booster Sample (ICPSR 6834)

Principal Investigator(s): Great Britain Home Office Research and Planning Unit


This survey was conducted in parallel with the BRITISH CRIME SURVEY, 1992 (ICPSR 6717) in the same households among the age group 12-15. The survey covers victimization out of the home, contacts with the police, and self-reported offending. The questions replicate the adult version as much as possible. Respondents were asked a series of screening questions to establish whether they had been victims of crime during the reference period, and another series of detailed questions about the incidents they reported. Basic descriptive background information was also collected on the respondent. Other information was elicited on fear of crime, contact with the police, lifestyle, and self-reported offending. The unit of analysis for this collection is the individual.

Series: British Crime Survey Series

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Study Description


Great Britain Home Office Research and Planning Unit. BRITISH CRIME SURVEY, 1992: TEENAGE BOOSTER SAMPLE. ICPSR version. London, England: Social and Community Planning Research, NOP Market Research Limited [producer], 1993. Colchester, England: ESRC Data Archive/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1996.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    adolescents, crime, crime costs, crime patterns, crime reporting, fear of crime, police citizen interactions, police response, reactions to crime, victimization, victims

Geographic Coverage:    England, Great Britain, Wales, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1992

Date of Collection:   

  • 1992-01--1992-06

Universe:    Individuals aged 12-15 living in private households in England and Wales.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The SAS and SPSS data definition statements provided with this collection are incomplete. SAS proc format statements, SAS format statements, SPSS value label statements, and SPSS missing value statements are not supplied.


Sample:    Multistage probability sample using the postal code address file as the frame.

Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires


Original ICPSR Release:   1997-02-13

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