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National Crime Surveys: Reverse Record Check Studies: Washington, DC, San Jose, and Baltimore, 1970-1971

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1987-10-12
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
assault; crime; demographic characteristics; households; justice; robbery; victimization
Description
  • Abstract

    These surveys were part of a series of pretests conducted during the early 1970s to reveal problems associated with doing a nationwide study on victimization. They were done to determine the most effective reference period to use when questioning respondents in order to gain the fullest and most reliable information, to measure the degree to which respondents move incidents occurring outside the reference period into that period when questioned, and to explore the possibility of identifying incidents by a few broad general questions as opposed to a series of more specific probing questions.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: San Jose Pilot Study
    • DS2: Baltimore Study
    • DS3: Washington DC Study
Temporal Coverage
  • 1970 / 1971
    Time period: 1970--1971
  • 1970-03 / 1971-01
    Collection date: 1970-03--1971-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Baltimore
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Puerto Rico
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Part 1: All crime victims in San Jose during 1970. Part 2: All crime victims in Baltimore in 1970. Part 3: All crime victims in Washington, DC in 1970.
Sampling
Part 1: A probability sample of personal victims of crimes was selected from official police reports. Victims were chosen to provide uniform representation over 12 months on robbery, burglary, rape, assault, and larceny. Part 2: Five hundred victims were identified from official police records and represented four crimes: assault, robbery, larceny, and burglary, from five recall time periods. Part 3: Six hundred victims were identified from official police records and represented four crimes: assault, robbery, larceny, and burglary.
Note
2006-01-18 File CB8693.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.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8693 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Lehnen, Robert G., Skogan, Wesley G.. Current and Historical Perspectives. National Crime Survey Working Papers series, vol. 1.Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1981.

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (1987): National Crime Surveys: Reverse Record Check Studies: Washington, DC, San Jose, and Baltimore, 1970-1971. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08693.v1