The sample was selected using a disproportionate stratified
probability sample with systematic random sampling within strata. The
stratification was done by type of respondent (victim, network member,
and decoy) and by type of victimization (robbery, burglary, and
assault). The sample of crime victims was selected from the records of
the Peoria, Illinois Police Department.
Victims of robbery, burglary, or assault living in the
Peoria, Illinois area.
personal interviews and police records