Principal Investigator(s): Groves, Robert M.
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.
These data are freely available.
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. doi:10.3886/ICPSR08669.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08669.v1
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
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.
Sample: Combination of sample from police record system and random digit dialed sample.
Original ICPSR Release: 1987-05-19
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