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NCJ Number: 68317 Find in a Library
Title: REGISTERED AND NON-REGISTERED CRIME
Author(s): W BUIKHUISEN
Corporate Author: Netherlands Ministry of Justice
Research and Documentation Centre
Netherlands
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Netherlands Ministry of Justice
2500 Eh the Hague, Netherlands
Publication Number: 17
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: CRIME DATA KNOWN TO THE POLICE ARE INSUFFICIENT TO ESTIMATE THE EXTENT OF CRIME. THEREFORE, THESE DATA SHOULD BE COMBINED WITH RESULTS OF VICTIM SURVEYS, ACCORDING TO THIS REPORT FROM NETHERLANDS.
Abstract: CRIME DATA IS NEEDED TO DETERMINE THE SIZE OF THE BUDGET FOR SUCH THINGS AS RESEARCH ON THE CAUSES OF THE INCREASE IN CRIME, EXPANSION OF POLICE FORCES, ETC. TO ASSEMBLE THE CRIME DATA, EVERY POLICE FORCE IN THE NETHERLANDS SENDS MONTHLY SURVEYS TO A CENTRAL REPORTING BUREAU. THESE DATA INDICATE THE NUMBER OF VIOLATIONS KNOWN TO THE POLICE AND ARE GROUPED ACCORDING TO THE KIND OF VIOLATIONS. HOWEVER, THE CURRENT SYSTEM IS INADEQUATE BECAUSE VICTIMS OFTEN DO NOT REPORT CRIMES, PERHAPS BECAUSE OF FEAR OF RETALIATION OR MISTRUST OF THE POLICE, OR OTHER REASONS. FURTHERMORE, THE INFORMATION RECEIVED BY THE POLICE IS NOT ALWAYS REGISTERED OR SENT TO THE BUREAU. THEREFORE, EFFORTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO ESTIMATE THE NUMBER OF UNREGISTERED CRIMES ON THE BASIS OF THE POLLS OF VICTIMS. HOWEVER, THE USUAL METHOD OF POLLING AN OPTIONAL CROSS SECTION OF THE NETHERLANDS POPULATION DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VICTIMS ACCORDING TO THE TYPES OF OFFENSES. THEREFORE, IT IS RECOMMENDED TO TAKE THIS INTO ACCOUNT WHEN DESIGNING TESTS AND TO COMBINE THE RESULTS OF THOSE TESTS WITH THE POLICE STATISTICS. STATISTICAL DATA COMPARING THE POLICE DATA ON CRIME WITH THE RESULTS OF POLLS OF VICTIMS ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; Data integrity; Netherlands; Victimization surveys
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