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British Crime Survey, 1988

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Great Britain Home Office Research and Planning Unit
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • British Crime Survey Series
Publication Date
1993-04-03
Language
English
Free Keywords
crime; crime costs; crime patterns; crime reporting; fear of crime; lifestyles; police citizen; police citizen interactions; police response; reactions to crime; victimization; victims
Description
  • Abstract

    This 1988 survey, the third in a series of surveys instituted by the Home Office in 1982, examines levels of victimization in Great Britain and offers attitudinal data on issues relating to crime. The 1988 survey was intended to replicate the 1982 and 1984 surveys (ICPSR 8672 and 8685) as much as possible. However, in 1988 an additional sample of ethnic minority respondents was included. Respondents were asked a series of screening questions to establish whether they had been the victims of crime during the reference period, and another series of detailed questions about the incidents they reported. Basic descriptive background information, such as sex, age, employment, education, and number of children, was also collected on the respondents and their households. Other information was collected on fear of crime, contact with the police, lifestyle, and self-reported offending. Part 1 consists of data captured on the Demographic Questionnaire. Parts 2 and 3 represent data collected via Follow-Up Questionnaire A and Follow-Up Questionnaire B, respectively. Each respondent completed one of the two Follow-Up Questionnaires, with all respondents in the ethnic minority sample completing Follow-Up Questionnaire B. Part 4 consists of data from the Main Questionnaire. Each respondent completed a Main Questionnaire that included a large number of screening questions to identify crime victims, and some attitudinal questions. Data in Part 5 were collected from the Victim Form. Only respondents reporting incidents of victimization on the Main Questionnaire have Victim Forms, with up to four Victim Forms per respondent. The unit of analysis for this collection is the individual.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Demographic File
    • DS2: Follow-Up A File
    • DS3: Follow-Up B File
    • DS4: Main File
    • DS5: Victim File
    • DS6: SAS Data Definition Statements for Demographic File
    • DS7: SAS Data Definition Statements for Follow-Up A File
    • DS8: SAS Data Definition Statements for Follow-Up B File
    • DS9: SAS Data Definition Statements for Main File
    • DS10: SAS Data Definition Statements for Victim File
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987
  • 1988-01 / 1988-04
    Collection date: 1988-01--1988-04
Geographic Coverage
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • Wales
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Individuals aged 16 and over living in private households in England and Wales whose addresses appear in the electoral registers.
Sampling
Multistage probability sample using electoral registers as the frame.
Collection Mode
  • The SAS and SPSS data definition statements provided with this collection are incomplete. SAS Proc Format Statements, SAS Format Statements, and SPSS Value Label Statements are not supplied.

Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 11 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
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
  • 9850 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09850.v1
Publications
  • Farrington, David P., Jolliffe, Darrick. Crime and Justice in England and Wales, 1981-1999. Crime and Justice: A Review of Research. Crime and Punishment in Western Countries, 1980-1999.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 2005.
  • Markowitz, Fred E., Bellair, Paul E., Liska, Allen E., Liu, Jianhong. Extending social disorganization theory: Modeling the relationships between cohesion, disorder, and fear. Criminology.39, (2), 293-320.2001.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-9125.2001.tb00924.x (DOI)
  • Ellingworth, Dan, Pease, Ken. Movers and breakers: Household property crime against those moving home. International Journal of Risk, Security and Crime Prevention.3, (1), 35-42.1998.
  • Langan, Patrick A., Farrington, David P.. Crime and Justice in the United States and England and Wales, 1981-96. NCJ 169284, United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 1998.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cjusew96.pdf (URL)
  • Smith, David J.. Ethnic origins, crime, and criminal justice in England and Wales. Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration: Comparative and Cross-National Perspectives. Crime and Justice: A Review of Research.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1997.
  • Ellingworth, Dan, Farrell, Graham, Pease, Ken. A victim is a victim is a victim? Chronic victimization in four sweeps of the British Crime Survey. British Journal of Criminology.35, (3), 360-365.1995.
  • Hope, Tim. Community crime prevention. Building a Safer Society: Strategic Approaches to Crime Prevention. Crime and Justice: A Review of Research.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1995.
  • Hope, Tim, Trickett, Alan, Ellingworth, Dan, et al. Symposium on repeat victimization. British Journal of Criminology.35, (3), 327-399.1995.
  • Trickett, Alan, Ellingworth, Dan, Hope, Tim, Pease, Ken. Crime victimization in the eighties: Changes in area and regional inequality. British Journal of Criminology.35, (3), 343-359.1995.
  • Clarke, Ronald V., Mayhew, Pat. Parking patterns and car theft risks: Policy-relevant findings from the British Crime Survey. Crime Prevention Studies.Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press. 1994.
  • Maung, Natalie Aye, Mirrlees-Black, Catriona. Racially Motivated Crime: A British Crime Survey Analysis. 82, London: United Kingdom Home Office, Research and Planning Unit. 1994.
  • Tseloni, Andromachi, Osborn, Denise R., Pease, Ken. The modelling of threats: Evidence from the British Crime Survey. International Review of Victimology.3, (3), 235-261.1994.
  • Mayhew, Pat. Measuring the effects of crime in victimization surveys. Fear of Crime and Criminal Victimization.Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke Verlag. 1993.
  • Mayhew, Pat. Reporting crime to the police: The contribution of victimization surveys. Fear of Crime and Criminal Victimization.Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke Verlag. 1993.
  • Farrington, David P., Langan, Patrick A.. Changes in crime and punishment in England and America in the 1980's. Justice Quarterly.9, (1), 5-46.1992.
    • ID: 10.1080/07418829200091241 (DOI)
  • Kinsey, Richard, Anderson, Simon. Crime and the Quality of Life: Public Perceptions and Experiences of Crime in Scotland. Findings from the 1988 British Crime Survey. Edinburgh: Scottish Office Central Research Unit. 1992.
  • Payne, Douglas. Crime in Scotland: Findings from the 1988 British Crime Survey. Edinburgh: Scottish Office Central Research Unit. 1992.
  • Hough, Mike. Threats: Findings from the British Crime Survey. International Review of Victimology.1, (2), 169-180.1990.
  • May, Chris. Household Fires: Findings from the British Crime Survey 1988. 57, London: United Kingdom Home Office, Research and Planning Unit. 1990.
  • Skogan, Wesley G.. The Police and the Public in England and Wales: A British Crime Survey Report. Home Office Research Study.117, London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 1990.
  • Mayhew, Pat, Elliott, David, Dowds, Lizanne. The 1988 British Crime Survey. 111, London: United Kingdom Home Office, Research and Planning Unit. 1989.

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

Great Britain Home Office Research and Planning Unit (1993): British Crime Survey, 1988. Archival Version. British Crime Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09850