This collection presents survey data from 12 cities in the
United States regarding criminal victimization, perceptions of
community safety, and satisfaction with local police. Participating
cities included Chicago, IL, Kansas City, MO, Knoxville, TN, Los
Angeles, CA, Madison, WI, New York, NY, San Diego, CA, Savannah, GA,
Spokane, WA, Springfield, MA, Tucson, AZ, and Washington, DC. The
survey used the current National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
questionnaire with a series of supplemental questions measuring the
attitudes in each city. Respondents were asked about incidents that
occurred within the past 12 months. Information on the following
crimes was collected: violent crimes of rape, robbery, aggravated
assault, and simple assault, personal crimes of theft, and household
crimes of burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft.
Part 1, Household-Level Data, covers the number of household
respondents, their ages, type of housing, size of residence, number of
telephone lines and numbers, and language spoken in the household.
Part 2, Person-Level Data, includes information on respondents' sex,
relationship to householder, age, marital status, education, race,
time spent in the housing unit, personal crime and victimization
experiences, perceptions of neighborhood crime, job and professional
demographics, and experience and satisfaction with local police.
Variables in Part 3, Incident-Level Data, concern the details of
crimes in which the respondents were involved, and the police response
to the crimes.
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Criminal Victimization and Perceptions of Community Safety in 12 United States Cities, 1998. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02743.v1
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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics