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Criminal Victimization of District of Columbia Residents and Capitol Hill Employees, 1982-1983

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Research Triangle Institute
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Free Keywords
crime; crime prevention; fear of crime; quality of life; reactions to crime; victimization
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains information about the victimization of District of Columbia residents. The primary objective was to measure the extent of crime in the District of Columbia and the impact of crime on the quality of life in the District. Researchers also studied the degree to which congressional employees working in the Capitol Hill area were subject to victimization and the extent to which fear of crime affected their productivity. However, to protect the confidentiality of the respondents, the data on Capitol Hill employees are not present in these files. The Capitol Hill employees data are archived at the Research Triangle Institute and, as of December 1984, a public-use data file did not exist. The three data files archived at the ICPSR contain information about District of Columbia residents only. The first data file includes person-level data including residential mobility, crime prevention measures, and sociodemographic characteristics such as race, age, income, and location and duration of current residence. Each record in Part 2, In Scope Crimes File, represents a reported criminal victimization. The third data file, Out of Scope File, contains data on crimes that were either outside the analysis time period of May 1, 1982, to April 30, 1983, or not crimes of interest for this study.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Person-Level File
    • DS2: In Scope Crimes File
    • DS3: Out of Scope File
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982 / 1983
    Time period: 1982--1983
  • 1982-05 / 1983-04
    Collection date: 1982-05--1983-04
Geographic Coverage
  • District of Columbia
  • United States
Sampled Universe
District of Columbia residents study: Civilian noninstitutionalized residents, aged 12 and over, of the District of Columbia Standard Metropolitan Area (DC-SMA) and areas that share telephone exchange codes with DC-SMA. According to the 1980 Census, DC-SMA includes the District of Columbia, the Maryland counties of Charles, Montgomery, and Prince George, the Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, and Prince William, and the Virginia independent cities of Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park.
Random selection of telephone numbers.
2006-01-18 File CB8228.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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 (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8228 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08228.v1
  • Lynch, James P., Danner, Mona J. E.. Offense seriousness scaling: An alternative to scenario methods. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.9, (3), 309-322.1993.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF01064464 (DOI)
  • Lynch, James P., Danner, Mona J. E.. Offense Seriousness Scaling: The Limitations of Surveys and Scenarios. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.Washington, DC. 1989.
  • Anonymous. Criminal victimization of District of Columbia residents and Capitol Hill employees, 1982-1983. Crime Control Digest.19, (39), 4-6.1985.
  • Lynch, James P., Biderman, Albert D.. Serious Score Dimensions and Other Attributes Affecting Reactions to Victimization. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology.Cincinnati, OH. 1984.

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

Research Triangle Institute (1985): Criminal Victimization of District of Columbia Residents and Capitol Hill Employees, 1982-1983. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.