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International Crime Victim Survey (ICVS), 1989-1997

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Alvazzi del Frate, Anna
  • van Dijk, Jan J.M.
  • van Kesteren, John
  • Mayhew, Pat
  • Svekic, Ugi
  • ICVS International Working Group
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • International Crime Victimization Survey (ICVS) Series
Publication Date
2001-06-29
Language
English
Free Keywords
citizen crime reporting; commercial theft; crime; crime prevention; crime rates; developing nations; fear of crime; injuries; international crime statistics; law enforcement; nations; offenses; petty theft; police performance; punishment; reactions to crime; robbery; sanctions; security systems; sexual assault; sexual harassment; sex offenses; vandalism; victim services; victimization; violence
Description
  • Abstract

    The International Crime Victim Survey (ICVS) was a far-reaching program of standardized sample surveys that investigated householders' experiences with crime, policing, crime prevention, and perceptions of safety. The surveys were carried out in the following countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chechnia, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Egypt, England and Wales, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany (West), Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mongolia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Paraguay, the Philippines, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, the United States, Yugoslavia, and Zimbabwe. The data were collected in three waves: 1989, 1992-1994, and 1995-1997. The main focus of the ICVS was whether the respondent was a victim of theft of or from vehicles, other thefts, vandalism, robbery, pickpocketing, sexual harassment or violence, or assault. The surveys also investigated the frequency of victimization, reasons for not reporting a crime to the police, familiarity with the offender in the case of a sexual offense, physical violence, injuries, fear of crime in the respondent's local area, use of help agencies for victims, satisfaction with police behavior, preferred legal sanctions, punishment, and length of detention for offenders, safety precautions when leaving home, possession of a gun, burglar alarm, or insurance, and frequency of going out.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chechnya
  • China (Peoples Republic)
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia (Republic)
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Mongolia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Ireland
  • Norway
  • Paraguay
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United States
  • Wales
  • Yugoslavia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 16 and over living in Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chechnia, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Egypt, England and Wales, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany (West), Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Mongolia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Paraguay, the Philippines, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, the U.S., Yugoslavia, and Zimbabwe.
Sampling
Samples of 1,000 to 2,000 were drawn from the population of each country's largest city. In a few countries, the surveys covered several cities by random dialing. In some countries, there was an additional sample of 200 cases from rural areas, or a national sample was taken. Sampling was generally hierarchical. It began with identifying administrative areas within the city, followed by a step-by-step procedure aiming at identifying areas, streets, blocks, households, and, finally, household members aged 16 and over. No substitution of the selected respondent was allowed. There were some exceptions to this procedure. In Finland, a random selection of individuals was drawn from the population register. In Northern Ireland and some rural parts of Spain, telephone penetration was low and interviews were taken face-to-face with some computer assistance.
Collection Mode
  • (1) The principal investigator requests that any publications using ICVS data be sent to John van Kesteren, ICVS International Working Group, University of Leiden, Hugo de Grootstraat 27, P.O. Box 9520, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands. (2) The codebook and data collection instruments for this collection are provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Note
2001-08-24 This study has been released into the public domain and its dissemination is no longer restricted.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2973 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02973.v1
Publications
  • Ivkovic, Sanja Kutnjak. A comparative study of public support for the police. International Criminal Justice Review.18, (4), 406-434.2008.
    • ID: 10.1177/1057567708326481 (DOI)
  • Lin, Ming-Jen. Does democracy increase crime? The evidence from international data. Journal of Comparative Economics.35, (3), 467-483.2007.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.jce.2007.06.001 (DOI)
  • Ujhelyi, Gergely. Essays on Lobbying and Corruption. Dissertation, Harvard University. 2007.
  • Ivkovic, Sanja Kutnjak. Fallen Blue Knights : Controlling Police Corruption. Cary, NC: Oxford University Press. 2005.
  • Gubin, Alexandra. Gender Inequality, Normative Violence, Social Disorganization and Sexual Violence against Women: A Cross-National Investigation. Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst. 2004.
  • Marshall, Ineke Haen, Block, Carolyn Rebecca. Maximizing the availability of cross-national data on homicide. Homicide Studies.8, (3), 267-310.2004.
    • ID: 10.1177/1088767904265455 (DOI)
  • Soares, Rodrigo R.. Development, crime and punishment: Accounting for the international differences in crime rates. Journal of Development Economics.73, (1), 155-184.2004.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2002.12.001 (DOI)
  • Ivkovic, Sanja Kutnjak. To serve and collect: Measuring police corruption. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.93, (2/3), 593-650.2003.
  • Lee, Matthew R., Earnest, Terri L.. Perceived community cohesion and perceived risk of victimization: A cross-national analysis. Justice Quarterly.20, (1), 131-157.2003.
    • ID: 10.1080/07418820300095481 (DOI)
  • Medina Ariza, Juan Jose. Social and Ecological Risks of Domestic and Non-domestic Violence Against Women in New York City. Dissertation, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. 2003.
  • Lynch, James P.. Crime in International Perspective. Crime: public policies for crime control.Oakland, CA: ICS Press. 2002.
  • Ahven, Andri, Tabur, Lauri, Aromaa, Kauko. Victims of Crime in Estonia 1993-2000, Research Report. Helsinki: Ministry of Internal Affairs, Estonia; National Research Institute of Legal Policy. 2001.
  • Killias, Martin, Kesteren, John van, Rindisbacher, Martin. Guns, violent crime, and suicide in 21 countries. Canadian Journal of Criminology.43, (4), 429-448.2001.
  • Lee, Matthew R., Earnest, Terri. Perceived Neighborhood Context and Fear of Crime: A Cross-National Analysis. Southern Sociological Society. 2001.
  • van Dijk, Jan J.M.. Attitudes of victims and repeat victims toward the police: Results of the International Crime Victims Survey. Crime Prevention Studies.12, 27-52.2001.
  • Kostenko, Nataliya, Valliere, Robert J.. Hazardous everyday life (International Survey of Crime Victims in Kiev). International Journal of Sociology.29, (4), 16-32.2000.
  • Kangaspunta, Kristina, Joutsen, Matti, Ollus, Natalia. Profiles of Criminal Justice Systems in Europe and North America: 1990-1994. 33, Helsinki: European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control. 1999.
  • Zvekic, Ugljesa. Weltanshauung of crime: Revisited. International Criminal Justice Review.9, 56-68.1999.
    • ID: 10.1177/105756779900900104 (DOI)
  • Aromaa, Kauko. The Baltic Region: Insights in Crime and Crime Control. Scandinavian Studies in Criminology series.Oslo: Pax Forlag. 1998.
  • Aromaa, Kauko. The International (Crime) Victimization Survey in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania 1995-1997. The Baltic Region: Insights in Crime and Crime Control.Oslo: Pax Forlag. 1998.
  • Chappell, Duncan, Di Martino, Vittorio. Violence at Work. Geneva: International Labour Organization. 1998.
  • Frate, Anna Alvazzi del. Victims of Crime in the Developing World. 57, Rome: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. 1998.
  • Hatalak, Oksanna, Frate, Anna Alvazzi del, Zvekic, Ugljesa. The International Crime Victim Survey in Countries in Transition: National Reports. 62, Rome: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. 1998.
  • Janhevich, Derek E.. Violence committed by strangers. Juristat.18, (9), 1-15.1998.
  • Nikolic Ristanovic, Vesna. Victims and police in Belgrade. International Review of Victimology.6, (1), 49-62.1998.
    • ID: 10.1177/026975809800600104 (DOI)
  • Zvekic, Ugljesa. Criminal Victimisation in Countries in Transition. 61, Rome: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. 1998.
  • Zvekic, Ugljesa. Policing and attitudes towards police in countries in transition: Preliminary results of the International Crime (Victim) Survey. Policing and Society.8, (2), 205-224.1998.
    • ID: 10.1080/10439463.1998.9964789 (DOI)
  • Zvekic, Ugljesa, Stankov, Boyan. Victims of Crime in the Balkan Region. Rome: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. 1998.
  • Block, Richard. Firearms in Canada and Eight Other Western Countries: Selected Findings of the 1996 International Crime (Victim) Survey. Ottawa: Department of Justice, Canada. 1997.
  • Del Frate, Anna Alvazzi. Preventing Crime: Citizens' Experience Across the World. Issues and Reports: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute / Themes et rapports: Institute Interregional de Recherche des Nations Unies sur la Criminalite et la Justice.9, 1-16.1997.
  • Kury, Helmut, Ferdinand, Theodore. The victim's experience and fear of crime. International Review of Victimology.5, (2), 93-140.1997.
    • ID: 10.1177/026975809800500201 (DOI)
  • Mayhew, Pat, Dijk, J.M. van. Criminal Victimization in Eleven Industrialized Countries: Key Findings from the 1996 International Crime Victims Survey. The Hague: Ministry of Justice. 1997.
  • Chang, Dae H.. Women's victimization in developing countries. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice.20, (1), 1-14.1996.
    • ID: 10.1080/01924036.1996.9678558 (DOI)
  • Heiskanen, Markuu, Aromaa, Kauko. Victimisation in Finland 1996: Survey Findings from the Finnish Part of the International Victimisation Survey. 28, Helsinki: National Research Institute of Legal Policy. 1996.
  • Zvekic, Ugljesa. The International Crime (Victim) Survey: Issues of comparative advantages and disadvantages. International Criminal Justice Review.6, (1), 1-21.1996.
    • ID: 10.1177/105756779600600101 (DOI)
  • Aromaa, Kauko, Ahven, Andri. Victims of Crime in a Time of Change: Estonia 1993 and 1995. 19, Helsinki: National Research Institute of Legal Policy. 1995.
  • Indermaur, David. Are we becoming more violent? A comparison of trends in violent and property offenses in Australia and Western Australia. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.11, (3), 247-270.1995.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF02221139 (DOI)
  • Zvekic, Ugljesa, Del Frate, Anna Alvazzi. Criminal Victimisation in the Developing World. Rome: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. 1995.
  • Bierne, Piers, Perry, Barbara. Criminal victimization in the industrialized world. Crime, Law and Social Change.21, (2), 155-165.1994.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF01307909 (DOI)
  • Zvekic, Ugljesa, Weatherburn, Donald James. Crime and Criminal Justice Information in Papua New Guinea. Rome: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. 1994.
  • Aromaa, Kauko, Ahven, Andri. Victims of Crime in Two Baltic Countries: Finnish and Estonian Data from the 1992/1993 International Crime Victimisation Survey. Helsinki: National Research Institute of Legal Policy. 1993.
  • Del Frate, Anna Alvazzi, Zvekic, Ugljesa, Dijk, Jan J.M. van. Understanding Crime: Experiences of Crime and Crime Control. Rome: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. 1993.
  • Lynch, James P.. Secondary analysis of international crime survey data. Understanding Crime: Experiences of Crime and Crime Control: Acts of the international conderence, Rome, 18-20 November 1992.Rome, Italy. 1993.
  • Aromaa, Kauko, Heiskanen, Markku. The Victims of Crime 1992: Preliminary Finnish Data from the 1992 International Crime Victimization Survey. Helsinki: Oikeuspoliittinen Tutkimuslaitos. 1992.
  • Lynch, James P.. Secondary Analysis of International Crime Survey Data. International Conference on Understanding Crime: Experiences of Crime and Crime Control.Rome, Italy. 1992.
  • Walker, John, Dagger, Dianne, Collins, Mark. Crime in Australia as Measured by the Australian Component of the International Crime Victim Survey 1989. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. 1991.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Alvazzi del Frate, Anna; van Dijk, Jan J.M.; van Kesteren, John; Mayhew, Pat; Svekic, Ugi et. al. (2001): International Crime Victim Survey (ICVS), 1989-1997. Archival Version. International Crime Victimization Survey (ICVS) Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02973