United Nations World Crime Surveys: Fifth Survey, 1990-1994 (ICPSR 3686)

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United Nations Office at Vienna. Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch

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The Fifth United Nations Survey, covering the years 1990-1994, was designed to collect data on the incidence of reported crime and the operation of criminal justice systems with a view to improving the dissemination of that information globally. To that end, the survey facilitates an overview of trends and interrelationships among various parts of the criminal justice system to promote informed decision-making in its administration, nationally and crossnationally. Variables describe combined police and prosecution expenditure by year and by country, number of police personnel by gender, total number of homicides by country and by city, number of assaults, rapes, robberies, thefts, burglaries, frauds, and embezzlements, amount of drug crime, number of people formally charged with crime, age of suspects, number and gender of prosecutors, number of individuals prosecuted and the types of crimes prosecuted, gender and age of individuals prosecuted, types of courts, number of individuals convicted and acquitted, numbers sentenced to capital punishment and various other punishments, number of convictions on various charges, number of individuals sentenced and in detention, number of prisoners, sentence lengths, and prison demographics.

United Nations Office at Vienna. Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch. United Nations World Crime Surveys: Fifth Survey, 1990-1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03686.v1

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Papua New Guinea   Cambodia   Paraguay   Kazakhstan   Syria   Solomon Islands   Bahamas   Mali   Marshall Islands   Panama   Laos   Argentina   Seychelles   Zambia   Belize   Bahrain   Guinea-Bissau   Namibia   Finland   Comoros   Yemen   Eritrea   China (Peoples Republic)   Madagascar   Ivory Coast   Libya   Western Samoa   Sweden   Malawi   Andorra   Liechtenstein   Poland   Jordan   Bulgaria   Tunisia   United Arab Emirates   Tuvalu   Kenya   Lebanon   Djibouti   Brunei   Cuba   Azerbaijan   Czech Republic   Mauritania   Saint Lucia   Israel   San Marino   Australia   Tajikistan   Myanmar   Cameroon   Cyprus   Malaysia   Iceland   Global   Oman   Armenia   Gabon   Luxembourg   Brazil   Algeria   Slovenia   Antigua and Barbuda   Colombia   Ecuador   Moldova   Vanuatu   Italy   Honduras   Micronesia (Federated States)   Nauru   Haiti   Afghanistan   Burundi   Singapore   Russia   Netherlands   Kyrgyzstan   Reunion   Bhutan   Romania   Togo   Philippines   Uzbekistan   Democratic Republic of Congo   Zimbabwe   Indonesia   Dominica   Benin   Angola   Sudan   Portugal   North Korea   Grenada   Greece   Latvia   Mongolia   Morocco   Iran   Bosnia-Hercegovina   Guatemala   Guyana   Iraq   Chile   Nepal   Georgia (Republic)   Ukraine   Tanzania   Ghana   India   Canada   Maldives   Turkey   Belgium   South Africa   Trinidad and Tobago   Central African Republic   Jamaica   Peru   Turkmenistan   Germany   Vietnam (Socialist Republic)   Fiji   Hong Kong   United States   Guinea   Somalia   Chad   Sao Tome and Principe   Thailand   Equatorial Guinea   Kiribati   Costa Rica   Kuwait   Nigeria   Croatia   Sri Lanka   Uruguay   Cook Islands   United Kingdom   Switzerland   Spain   Liberia   Venezuela   Burkina Faso   Swaziland   Palau   Estonia   Niue   South Korea   Austria   Mozambique   El Salvador   Monaco   Lesotho   Tonga   Hungary   Japan   Belarus   Mauritius   Albania   New Zealand   Senegal   Macedonia   Ethiopia   Egypt   Sierra Leone   Bolivia   Malta   Saudi Arabia   Cape Verde   Pakistan   Gambia   Ireland   Qatar   Serbia and Montenegro   Slovakia   France   Lithuania   Saint Kitts-Nevis   Niger   Rwanda   Bangladesh   Nicaragua   Barbados   Norway   Botswana   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines   Dominican Republic   Denmark   Mexico   Uganda   Suriname
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1990 -- 1994
1997-01-31

The Fifth Survey builds upon the four prior United Nations Crime Surveys. See also UNITED NATIONS WORLD CRIME SURVEYS: FIRST SURVEY, 1970-1975 AND SECOND SURVEY 1975-1980 (ICPSR 9571), UNITED NATIONS WORLD CRIME SURVEYS: FOURTH SURVEY, 1986-1990 (ICPSR 6945), and UNITED NATIONS WORLD SURVEYS OF CRIME TRENDS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS, 1970-1994: RESTRUCTURED FIVE-WAVE DATA (ICPSR 2513).

The Fifth Survey was distributed to all member states of the United Nations.

questionnaires filled out by representatives of member states at the United Nations Office in Vienna

aggregate data, census/enumeration data, event/transaction data, survey data

2003-04-25

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • United Nations Office at Vienna. Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch. United Nations World Crime Surveys: Fifth Survey, 1990-1994. ICPSR03686-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03686.v1

2006-01-18 File CB3686.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

2003-04-25 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:

  • Performed consistency checks.

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.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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This dataset is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD), the criminal justice archive within ICPSR. NACJD is primarily sponsored by three agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice: the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.