Criminal Victimization of District of Columbia Residents and Capitol Hill Employees, 1982-1983 (ICPSR 8228)

Principal Investigator(s): Research Triangle Institute


This data collection contains information about the victimization of District of Columbia residents. The primary objective was to measure the extent of crime in the District of Columbia and the impact of crime on the quality of life in the District. Researchers also studied the degree to which congressional employees working in the Capitol Hill area were subject to victimization and the extent to which fear of crime affected their productivity. However, to protect the confidentiality of the respondents, the data on Capitol Hill employees are not present in these files. The Capitol Hill employees data are archived at the Research Triangle Institute and, as of December 1984, a public-use data file did not exist. The three data files archived at the ICPSR contain information about District of Columbia residents only. The first data file includes person-level data including residential mobility, crime prevention measures, and sociodemographic characteristics such as race, age, income, and location and duration of current residence. Each record in Part 2, In Scope Crimes File, represents a reported criminal victimization. The third data file, Out of Scope File, contains data on crimes that were either outside the analysis time period of May 1, 1982, to April 30, 1983, or not crimes of interest for this study.

Access Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.


DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Person-Level File - Download All Files (17.801 MB)
DS2:  In Scope Crimes File - Download All Files (17.198 MB)
DS3:  Out of Scope File - Download All Files (16.314 MB)

Study Description


Research Triangle Institute. CRIMINAL VICTIMIZATION OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA RESIDENTS AND CAPITOL HILL EMPLOYEES, 1982-1983. Research Triangle Park, NC: Research Triangle Institute [producer], 1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1985.

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This study was funded by:

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

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    crime, crime prevention, fear of crime, quality of life, reactions to crime, victimization

Geographic Coverage:    District of Columbia, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1982--1983

Date of Collection:   

  • 1982-05--1983-04

Universe:    District of Columbia residents study: Civilian noninstitutionalized residents, aged 12 and over, of the District of Columbia Standard Metropolitan Area (DC-SMA) and areas that share telephone exchange codes with DC-SMA. According to the 1980 Census, DC-SMA includes the District of Columbia, the Maryland counties of Charles, Montgomery, and Prince George, the Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, and Prince William, and the Virginia independent cities of Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Random selection of telephone numbers.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1985-12-20

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB8228.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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