National Crime Surveys: Redesign Data: Peoria Record Check Study (ICPSR 8669)

Published: Mar 30, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Robert M. Groves

Version V1

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.

Groves, Robert M. National Crime Surveys: Redesign Data: Peoria Record Check Study. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-03-30.

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (J LEAA-012-82)

For reasons of confidentiality the ICPSR has masked several variables.

Combination of sample from police record system and random digit dialed sample.

All persons in the United States twelve years of age and older.

personal interviews

event/transaction data

survey data



2006-03-30 File CB8669.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.


  • 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.

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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.