United States Department of Justice. Bureau of Justice Statistics. National Crime Victimization Survey: Stalking Victimization Supplement, 2006. ICPSR20080-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-01-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20080.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20080.v1
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Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation:
household, individual, crime incident
NCVS interviews are conducted with each household member aged 12 or older. In 2006 only household members aged 18 or older were given an SVS interview, following a completed NCVS interview. Eligible persons in the household were given a short set of screening questions, and any persons who met the criteria for stalking were administered the entire SVS.
Victims did not have to self-identify as stalking victims to meet the screening criteria. Neither the title of the survey nor any of the language in the survey use the word, "stalking." Due to the nature in which a victim is stalked, many do not realize they have been stalked until the behavior progresses. As a result, the term, "stalking," was deliberately not used until the final question in which the respondent was asked if he or she considered the series of unwanted contacts or harassing behaviors to be stalking.
Stratified multistage cluster sample.
The data contain weights to produce national estimates.
Mode of Data Collection:
computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI),
computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI),
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:
Created variable labels and/or value labels.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.