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Title: Commercial Victimization Surveys, 1972-1975 (United States) Cities Sample
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 117
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Sale Source: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
P.O. Box 1248
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual contains a study description, variable description list, and codebook for the cities sample of the 1973-75 Commercial Victimization Surveys (CVS), which collect victimization data from business establishments that have been burglarized or robbed.
Abstract: In addition to presenting the study description, the introduction discusses the sample design, the survey methodology, the file structure, codebook information, and processing information. The variable description list presents the variables under the following categories of information: business, crime, security, incident, offender, injury, fatality, illegal entry, damaged merchandise, theft, employees' lost time, security after the incident, and reporting the crime. The codebook for the variables contains (1) the variable and reference numbers, (2) the abbreviated variable name, (3) the code values of missing data, and (4) the starting location and width of the variable when the data are stored on a magnetic tape in the OSIRIS format. The codebook also indicates the location by deck and column of each variable when the data are stored on cards or in card-image format. The full text of the question used to obtain variable information is provided as well. The appendix contains the questionnaire.
Index Term(s): Burglary; Data collections; Information processing; Robbery; Sampling; Victimization surveys
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