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Estimated Number of Unreported Crimes

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Scheuch, E. K. (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Müller, P. J. (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Reuband, K.-H. (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • MAFO-Institut, Schwalbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Legal system, Legislation, Law
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Crime
  • Abstract

    Victimization by crime and reporting habits. Topics: Personal victimization by crime or offence; reporting the crime to the police, a lawyer or an official position. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; school education; occupation; employment; household income; size of household; head of household; city size; state; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: social class of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973-08 / 1973-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Age: 16 to 69.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1941
The current data set is part of an omnibus survey and contains besides of demography only two content questions. A split questionnaire was used with a small variation in question text.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0648 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 100 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Scheuch, E. K.; Müller, P. J.; Reuband, K.-H. (1973): Dunkelziffer für Vergehen. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.