National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

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National Crime Surveys: Redesign Data: Peoria Record Check Study (ICPSR 8669) RSS

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Summary:

The purpose of this study was to measure criminal activity in the United States based on survey reports of crime victims. In the study two different questionnaire forms were used in order to assess which provided better responses. One form was very lengthy and asked detailed questions about each household, person, and incident. The second form was much shorter and asked very generalized questions. The data collection was an attempt to find alternative methods of sampling, interviewing, designing questionnaires, managing data, and reporting results. Detailed information is provided on household characteristics and other characteristics of the respondents, as well as on crime incidents, including burglary, vandalism, assault, and rape.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Record Check 1, Person-level Data - Download All Files (22.4 MB)
Data:
DS2:  Record Check 1, Incident-level Data
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No downloadable data files available.
DS3:  Record Check 2, Screener Data - Download All Files (16.2 MB)
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DS4:  Record Check 2, Incident Level Data - Download All Files (15.9 MB)
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DS5:  National Sample, Current Data - Download All Files (15.9 MB)
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DS6:  National Sample, Experimental Data - Download All Files (16.1 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Groves, Robert M. National Crime Surveys: Redesign Data: Peoria Record Check Study. ICPSR08669-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08669.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (J LEAA-012-82)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   assault, crime, demographic characteristics, households, justice, medical care, medical history, robbery, victimization, victims

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Universe:   All persons in the United States twelve years of age and older.

Data Types:   event/transaction data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

For reasons of confidentiality the ICPSR has masked several variables.

Methodology

Sample:   Combination of sample from police record system and random digit dialed sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-03-30 File CB8669.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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