Criminal Victimisation in Seventeen Industrialised Countries. Key findings from the 2000 International Crime Victims Survey

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dc.contributor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- en Documentatiecentrum Kesteren, John van Mayhew, Pat Nieuwbeerta, Paul 2015-09-30T09:57:22Z 2015-09-30T09:57:22Z 2000
dc.identifier.other 446154369 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri de_DE
dc.description.abstract The International Crime Victimisation Survey (ICVS) is the most far-reaching programme of fully standardised sample surveys looking at householders' experience of crime in different countries. The first ICVS took place in 1989, the second in 1992, the third in 1996 and the fourth in 2000. Surveys have been carried out in 24 industrialised countries since 1989, and in 46 cities in developing countries and countries in transition. This report deals with seventeen industrialised countries which took part in the 2000 ICVS. The reason for setting up the ICVS was the inadequacy of other measures of crime across country. Figures of offences recorded by the police are problematic due to differences in the way the police define, record and count crime. And since victims report most crimes the police know about, police figures can differ simply because of differences in reporting behaviour. It is also difficult to make comparisons of independently organised crime surveys, as these differ in design and coverage. For the countries covered in this report, interviews were mainly conducted by telephone (with samples selected through variants of random digit dialling). The overall response rate in the 17 countries was 64%. Samples were usually of 2,000 people, which mean there is a fairly wide sampling error on the ICVS estimates. The surveys cannot, then, give precise estimates of crime in different countries. But they are a unique source of information and give good comparative information. Each participating country paid for its own fieldwork. The Dutch Ministry of Justice also provided financial assistance for overheads. Technical aspects of the surveys in many countries were co-ordinated by a Dutch company, Interview-NSS, who subcontracted fieldwork to local survey companies. The NSCR and Leiden University managed survey results. The results in this report relate mainly to respondents' experience of crime in 1999, the year prior to the 2000 survey. Those interviewed were asked about crimes they had experienced, whether or not reported to the police. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.subject.classification Opfer , Kriminalität , Umfrage de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 360 de_DE
dc.subject.other Victimisation en
dc.subject.other Survey en
dc.title Criminal Victimisation in Seventeen Industrialised Countries. Key findings from the 2000 International Crime Victims Survey en
dc.type Buch (Monographie) de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Kriminologie de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet Kriminologisches Repository de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet Kriminologisches Repository de_DE
utue.opus.portal kdoku de_DE


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