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…