British Crime Surveys, 1984 (ICPSR 8685)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Home Office (United Kingdom). Research and Planning Unit


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In 1982 the Home Office conducted the first British Crime Survey, a major study with the aim of discovering levels of victimization in Britain, and of producing attitudinal data on issues relating to crime. The survey was repeated in 1984 and was restricted to England and Wales, whereas the previous study had included Scotland. The survey set out to replicate the previous one as far as possible. Other than questions having to do with victimization and basic demographic details, the topics covered in the questionnaire were: general opinion of the local area, fear of crime and precautions taken, likelihood of crime occurring, extent of "incivilities" in the area, seriousness of various crimes, attitudes towards punishment and prison reform, victim support schemes, neighborhood watch schemes, and self-reported offending.

Home Office (United Kingdom). Research and Planning Unit. British Crime Surveys, 1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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Home Office (United Kingdom). Research and Planning Unit


1984-02 -- 1984-04

Stratified sample based on residency.

In England and Wales, people age 16 and over, living in private accommodations.

personal interviews

survey data




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