Patterns In Crime - Key terms

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Police Recorded Crime
Official statistics that show the number of crimes that have been reported to the police
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British Crime Survey
A systematic victim study, carried out on behalf of the home office
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Official statistics
Quantitative data created by governing bodies and institutions
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Repeat Victimisation
Where people are victims of the same crime more than once
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Self Report Studies
A survey in which respondents state any crimes they have been personally involved in
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Dark Figure of Crime
The amount of unreported or undiscovered crime
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Social construction
A constructed understanding of the world around us
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victim surveys
Surveys to see who has been a victim of what crimes
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A systematic victim study, carried out on behalf of the home office

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British Crime Survey

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Quantitative data created by governing bodies and institutions

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Where people are victims of the same crime more than once

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A survey in which respondents state any crimes they have been personally involved in

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