British Crime Survey, 1988 (ICPSR 9850)
Principal Investigator(s): Great Britain Home Office Research and Planning Unit
This 1988 survey, the third in a series of surveys instituted by the Home Office in 1982, examines levels of victimization in Great Britain and offers attitudinal data on issues relating to crime. The 1988 survey was intended to replicate the 1982 and 1984 surveys (ICPSR 8672 and 8685) as much as possible. However, in 1988 an additional sample of ethnic minority respondents was included. Respondents were asked a series of screening questions to establish whether they had been the victims of crime during the reference period, and another series of detailed questions about the incidents they reported. Basic descriptive background information, such as sex, age, employment, education, and number of children, was also collected on the respondents and their households. Other information was collected on fear of crime, contact with the police, lifestyle, and self-reported offending. Part 1 consists of data captured on the Demographic Questionnaire. Parts 2 and 3 represent data collected via Follow-Up Questionnaire A and Follow-Up Questionnaire B, respectively. Each respondent completed one of the two Follow-Up Questionnaires, with all respondents in the ethnic minority sample completing Follow-Up Questionnaire B. Part 4 consists of data from the Main Questionnaire. Each respondent completed a Main Questionnaire that included a large number of screening questions to identify crime victims, and some attitudinal questions. Data in Part 5 were collected from the Victim Form. Only respondents reporting incidents of victimization on the Main Questionnaire have Victim Forms, with up to four Victim Forms per respondent. The unit of analysis for this collection is the individual.
Series: British Crime Survey Series
Great Britain Home Office Research and Planning Unit. BRITISH CRIME SURVEY, 1988. ICPSR version. London, England: Social and Community Planning Research, NOP Market Research Limited [producer], 1990. Colchester, England: ESRC Data Archive/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1995. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09850.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09850.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: crime, crime costs, crime patterns, crime reporting, fear of crime, lifestyles, police citizen, police citizen interactions, police response, reactions to crime, victimization, victims
Geographic Coverage: England, Great Britain, Wales, Global
Date of Collection:
Universe: Individuals aged 16 and over living in private households in England and Wales whose addresses appear in the electoral registers.
Data Types: 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, and SPSS Value Label Statements are not supplied.
Sample: Multistage probability sample using electoral registers as the frame.
Original ICPSR Release: 1993-04-03
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