Police-Public Contact Survey, 2002 [United States] (ICPSR 4273)

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

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04273.v1

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The Police-Public Contact Survey (PPCS), was designed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to document contacts between police and the public that culminated in police using force. The 2002 survey was conducted as a supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). To date, the PPCS has been conducted three times by BJS. The first survey -- described in the BJS publication, "Police Use of Force: Collection of National Data" (NCJ 165040) -- documented levels of contacts with police during 1996. The second survey -- described in "Contacts Between Police and the Public: Findings from the 1999 National Survey" (NCJ 184957) -- recorded police-citizen contacts in 1999. These data are archived in POLICE-PUBLIC CONTACT SURVEY, 1999: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 3151). The third survey -- described here under the title "Contacts Between Police and the Public: Findings From the 2002 National Survey" (NCJ 207845) -- covered interactions between police and the public in 2002. The results of this survey are contained in this data collection.

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Police-Public Contact Survey, 2002 [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-08-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04273.v1

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2002
2002-07-01 -- 2002-12-31

Stratified multistage cluster sample.

Respondents aged 16 and older to the National Crime Victimization Survey during the last six months of 2002. The universe of the NCVS is all persons in the United States aged 12 and older.

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2005-07-14

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:
  • U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. POLICE-PUBLIC CONTACT SURVEY, 2002 [UNITED STATES]. ICPSR04273-v1. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics [producer], 2002. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-07-14. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04273.v1

2005-08-18 A minor change was made in the text of the abstract in the PDF codebook.

2005-07-14 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.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

To obtain national estimates, the weight variable must be used.

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  • 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.