Ways of Measuring Crime- Victimisation Studies

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These involve asking individuals about crimes that have been against them over a certain pediod of time. They are designed to overcome the shortcoming of the under-reporting of crime to offical agencies and reveal some of the dark figure.

Some Examples are:


They used nearly 50,000 interviews, the sampling frame is the Small Users Postcode Adress File.


  • 2% decrease in crime
  • men have a 24% risk of being a victim of crime
  • People in deprived areas are more likely to be victims of crime.
  • Violent and property crimes had fallen

Islington Crime Survey:

They used 1,600 people in 1990 In an inner city…


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