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Title: District of Columbia Household Victimization Survey - Data Base User Manual
Author(s): B G Cox; D R Allen
Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 114
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-OJP-85-C-003
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This data base user manual for the District of Columbia Household Victimization Survey presents a study overview, the questionnaire design and implementation, file organization and structure, as well as file building and estimation.
Abstract: The survey measured the extent of crime in the District for 1982 and 1983 as well as its impact on the quality of life in the District. A secondary interest of the study was the risk of victimization for congressional workers in the Capitol Hill area and the impact of their fear of victimization on their work productivity. An overview of the study encompasses sample design and selection, the computer-assisted telephone interviewing, type of crime coding, the development of analysis weights, and standardization for population differences. The content of each questionnaire section is outlined, and its administration is described, followed by a description of the file organization and structure. The latter description covers the definition of in-scope crimes, data base conventions, person-level data file, in-scope crime file, and out-of-scope crimes file. The final chapter describes the construction of each file and estimation using these analysis files. The appendix contains the questionnaire and screening forms. Eleven references are listed.
Index Term(s): Data collections; District of Columbia; Information processing; Questionnaires; Victimization surveys
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