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NCJ Number: 76150 Find in a Library
Title: Household Safety and Security Survey
Corporate Author: William Brill Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Housing and Urban Development
Washington, DC 20410-3000
William Brill Associates, Inc
Annapolis, MD 21401
Grant Number: H-2249 R
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

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: United States of America
Annotation: This manual describes survey procedures designed to provide information about the extent of crime in public housing, residents' fear of being victimized, and the degree to which this fear causes people to alter their behavior.
Abstract: The survey is part of a comprehensive security planning approach, which emphasizes social and physical characteristics of housing sites. The survey has been applied in over 10 housing projects in 10 cities across the nation. When administered to a sample of the resident population, the survey provides data which can also be used to measure the effects of improvements and to compare a housing site with other sites where the survey has also been administered. Furthermore, the findings on victimization can be compared with national data and, in many cases, with citywide data that have been gathered in LEAA Crime Panel surveys. The manual includes a discussion of the purposes and scope of the survey and of the rationale for the questions, guidelines for result analysis and utilization of findings, and representative findings from previously conducted surveys. The appendix contains both the full and abbreviated versions of the survey instrument. The second version was designed for those persons without the need or resources to apply the full instrument. In addition, a supervisor's manual is included which discusses how to organize the survey effort, how to recruit and train interviewers, and how to assure that complete and accurate interviews take place. Checklists and sample forms and letters are provided. Finally, an interviewers' training manual is included. Data tables are present.
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Data analysis; Data collections; Physical crime prevention; Research methods; Residential security; Victimization surveys
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