research data . Dataset . 2020

Crime Survey for England and Wales, 1982-

Home Office, Research; BMRB, Social Research;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2020
  • Publisher: UK Data Service
Abstract
<p><i>Background</i>:<br> The <i>Crime Survey for England and Wales</i> (CSEW), previously known as the <i>British Crime Survey</i> (BCS), has been in existence since 1981. The survey traditionally asks a sole randomly selected adult, in a random sample of households, details pertaining to any instances where they, or the household, has been a victim of a crime in the previous 12 months. These are recorded in the victim form data file (VF). A wide range of questions are then asked covering demographics and crime-related subjects such as attitudes to the police and the criminal justice system (CJS). Most of the ques...
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