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

Published: Jan 18, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
United Nations Office at Vienna. Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch

Series:

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03686.v1

Version V1

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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Papua New Guinea Cambodia Paraguay Kazakhstan Syria Solomon Islands Bahamas Marshall Islands Mali 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 Brunei Djibouti 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 Iran Morocco 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 Venezuela Liberia 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 Denmark Dominican Republic Uganda Mexico Suriname

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

2006-01-18

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.

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.

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.