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NCJ Number: 157286 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Victimisation in the Developing World
Editor(s): U Zvekic; A A del Frate
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 441
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
10127 Torino, Italy
Publication Number: ISBN 9-290-78030-4
Sale Source: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Torino,
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Italy
Annotation: This report presents the methodology and findings of the 1992 International Crime (Victim) Survey with respect to 13 developing countries.
Abstract: The cities and countries for which data are provided include Buenos Aires, Argentina; Bombay, India; Cairo, Egypt; Costa Rica; Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania; Indonesia; Kampala, Uganda; Manila, Philippines; Papua New Guinea; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Johannesburg, South Africa; Tunis, Tunisia; and Beijing, China. The International Crime Survey in developing countries used the standard questionnaire administered by interviewers in a face-to- face interviewing of a sample of respondents. The main objectives of the survey were the collection and analysis of comparable information at the international level, as well as the promotion of the survey as an important policy and research tool in countries that lack experience in this area, such as developing countries and countries in transition. Findings show that property crime was the most frequent form of victimization. It largely affects developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and to a lesser extent the other regions. The second most frequent form of victimization in all regions was violent crime, with the exception of Asia; Asia showed the lowest rates for all types of crime. Among the types of offenses addressed by the survey, consumer fraud and corruption were the most frequent in all the regions of the developing world and in most of the cities within the specific regions. Personal victimization occurred most often away from home, elsewhere in the city. Violent crimes, however, often happened in the victim's own house or in the vicinity. Domestic violence was a frequent event. Data are also provided on victimization by gender, crime prevention measures, respondents' perceptions of crime seriousness, and respondents' attitudes toward police and punishment. Extensive figures and tables
Main Term(s): Victims in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Demographic analysis of crime; Victimization surveys
Note: Publication No. 55.
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