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Title: District of Columbia Crime Victimization - Study Implementation
Author(s): B G Cox; D R Allen; J W Bergsten; J J Collins; D S DeWitt
Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 135
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Contract Number: OJARS-83-C-002
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the procedures used to carry out a study of crime victimization in the District of Columbia.
Abstract: Under contract to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina designed and conducted two surveys. The first was to determine the extent of crime in the District of Columbia Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area and the impact of crime on the quality of life in the District. The second survey focused on Capitol Hill employees, their victimization, and the extent to which victimization and fear of victimization have decreased work productivity. Both surveys used telephone interviewing based on random digit dialing. Subjects were chosen through procedures similar to those used by the National Crime Survey and through the use of employee lists of agencies on Capitol Hill. The surveys used the same questionnaire. The questions focused on personal crime victimizations since January 1982, details about each crime, and demographic and housing information. The data analysis focused on the types of individuals victimized, the percentage of crime victimizations resulting in injury, economic losses, and frequency of workplace victimizations. A discussion of the analytical techniques used; comparisons with national data; and appendixes presenting the study specifications, interviewers' instructions, and study tasks are included.
Index Term(s): District of Columbia; Research design; Research methods; Victimization surveys
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