Table E-1 Design Features of Nation-Specific Victimization Surveys

Design Feature

USAa

Australiab

Canadac

England & Walesd

Swedene

Netherlandsf

Scotlandg

Switzerlandh

Irelandi

Sample

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cross-Section

No

Yes

Yes (rotated)

Yes (rotated)

Yes

Yes

Yes (rotated)

Yes

Yes

RDD

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

Clustered

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

Screening

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unified

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Dense cuing

Yes

No

No

No

No

 

No

No

No

Bounding

Prior Interview

No

No

No

No

No

No

Short/long ref period

No

Reference period

6 mo.

12 mo.

12 mo.

12 mo.

12 mo.

12 mo.

12 mo.

12 mo.

12 mo.

Mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In-person

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Phone

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

yes

No

Central CATI

Yesj

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Self-administered

No

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

Series

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Free-standing survey

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

a National Crime Victimization Survey.

b Summarizes three national crime victim surveys; see Carcase (2004).

c General Social Survey–Victimization.

d British Crime Survey.

e Victimization component of annual Survey of Living Conditions.

f Victim survey conducted by Statistics Netherlands; other victim surveys are conducted by the police, as described by Bijleveld and Smit (2004).

g Scottish Crime Survey; for 2004, the survey was renamed the Scottish Crime and Victimisation Survey.

h Swiss crime survey, which was used as a basis for the International Crime Victimization Survey; see Killias et al. (2004).

i Crime and Victimization component of Quarterly National Household Survey; see Central Statistics Office (2007).

j Calls from Census Bureau CATI centers to be eliminated from NCVS in 2007.

NOTES: RDD, random digit dialing. CATI, computer-assisted telephone interviewing.

SOURCE: Adapted from Lynch (2006:Table 2) and Farrington et al. (2004).



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