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Finding Data: Data on Crime - Europe


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  • Armenia Corruption Surveys 2008-2010
    Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC) - Armenia under the program of USAID Mobilizing Action Against Corruption (MAAC) activity conducted 4 corruption surveys in Armenia (3 household surveys and 1 enterprise survey) during the period of 2008-2010. Aimed to measure perceptions and victimization relating to corruption and the provision of public services. The intention of the surveys was to develop empirical information that can be discussed, analyzed, and used to help Government, civil society and the private sector as well as the MAAC Activity to formulate and implement policies and programs to improve governance and thereby reduce corrupt practice. Sample size was estimated to respresent the voting-age population in Armenia (18 years and older) with sample area coverage of Yerevan City and all the administrative regions (Marzes) in Armenia. The sample was designed to be representative at the level of the following three sub-strata: Yerevan, other urban areas, and rural areas, with multistage cluster sampling with preliminary stratification by urban/rural and by Marz. Following data collection, the data was weighted by age and gender to bring the realized sample in line with target population parameters in order to be nationally representative of the adult population of Armenia. The first Household survey was conducted in October 2008 among 1549 randomly selected adults from all over Armenia. The second Household survey was conducted in October 2009 with 1515 respondents. The Enterprises Survey conducted in December 2009 and January 2010 included 400 private entities from all regions. The 2010 household survey was conducted in November with 1528 respondents.

  • Comparative Dataset of Legal Systems (2008 Data)
    Includes 37 quantifying variables referring to legal systems of 47 European countries; Mediterranean countries; and all U.S. states. These variables include case loads in the legal system, numbers of judges, lawyers and cases (standardized per 100,000 inhabitants), length of proceedings, and more. For details regarding data sources and variable definitions, please refer to the ancillary document "Definitions for the Comparative Dataset of Legal Systems".

  • Cross-National Comparison of Interagency Coordination Between Law Enforcement and Public Health
    Examined strategies for interagency coordination in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Ireland. Primary goal was to produce promising practices that will help law enforcement and public health agencies improve interagency coordination related to terrorist threats, as well as other public health emergencies. Phase I of this study used the Surveillance System Inventory (SSI). The SSI is a database that documents and describes public health and public safety surveillance systems in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Ireland. The purpose of the SSI was to summarize the status of coordination between law enforcement and public health agencies across these systems, as well as to highlight potentially useful systems for coordination and dual-use integration.

  • Drug consumption, collected online March 2011 to March 2012, English-speaking countries
    Online survey of respondents aged 18 and over from English-speaking countries concerning their personality attributes, demographic information, and their use of legal and illegal drugs. Twelve personality attributes were measured by questionnaires including the NEO-FFI-R (neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness, and conscientiousness), BIS-11 (impulsivity), and ImpSS (sensation seeking). Participants were questioned regarding their use of 18 legal and illegal drugs (alcohol, amphetamines, amyl nitrite, benzodiazepine, cannabis, chocolate, cocaine, caffeine, crack, ecstasy, heroin, ketamine, legal highs, LSD, methadone, mushrooms, nicotine, and volatile substance abuse) and one fictitious drug (Semeron) which was used to identify over-claimers. Demographic variables include level of education, age, gender, country of residence, and ethnicity.

  • European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics

  • International Crime Victimization Survey (ICVS) Series
    Most far-reaching program of standardized sample surveys to look at a householders' experience with crime, policing, crime prevention, and feelings of insecurity in a large number of nations. It also allows for analysis of how risks of crime vary among different groups of populations across social and demographic lines. Also see the ICVS site which also includes the latest rounds.
  • Wave 1 - 1989 - 14 countries
    Wave 2 - 1992 - 12 countries
    Wave 3 - 1996/1997 - 13 countries
    Wave 4 - 2000/2001 - 16 countries
    Wave 5 - 2004/2005 - 30 countries

Sample Size: Generally, 1,000 - 2,000 households from each participating country.

  • Joint Economic and Social Data Archive
    Includes data from many Russian institutes. Most documentation is in Russian. Summary data and data analysis tools are provided free on the site. For microdata, requests must be sent to the Archive. Wide variety of surveys including ones on reform, economics, social views, culture, politics, religion, labor, scientists, women, and young people.

  • Second International Self-Reported Delinquency Study, 2005-2007
    International collaborative study of delinquency and victimization of 12 to 15 year-old students in seventh, eighth, and ninth grade classrooms. School-based study that drew on random samples from either city level or national level. In general, the cross-national description of the prevalence and incidence of delinquent behavior allowed for the assessment of national crime rates by comparison with the crime rates of other countries. The study was conducted in 31 mostly European countries, the United States, Caribbean and South American countries. The primary research questions explored included: Is juvenile delinquency normal, ubiquitous, and transitional? Is there a pattern of similarity in the offending behavior of juveniles across countries or are there any important differences? Descriptive comparisons of crime rates will call for explanations, especially if differences are observed. What are the national socio-economic or cultural differences, or the characteristics of legal or criminal policies that can explain such differences?

  • United Nations International Study on Firearm Regulation
    Country-level survey dealing with:
    • Firearm regulation, including issues of ownership, possession and use;
    • Manufacturing and trade;
    • Smuggling and other illegal dealings;
    • Demographic, accident and crime statistics;
    • Policy and public education initiatives;

    The survey instrument was distributed to Member States in 1996. The data is in a MS Access database. Data may also be used to compare social attitudes toward guns and gun control among countries.

    Sample Size: 78 countries.

  • United Nations Surveys of Crime Trends and Operations of Criminal Justice Systems
    Collects data on the incidence of reported crime and the operations of criminal justice systems with a view to improving the analysis and dissemination of that information globally. Results provide an overview of trends and interrelationships between various parts of the criminal justice system to promote informed decision-making in administration, nationally and internationally. The surveys were started in 1977, covering 5-year intervals from 1970-1994. Starting in 1995 surveys cover 2 or 3 year intervals. Data may also be accessed through ICPSR.

    This page last updated: October 21, 2009