Victim Surveys- Abi Harvey

Victim Surveys- Abi Harvey



A victim survey uses a sample group to ask if there are any crimes that have been committed against them over a fixed period of time. It is also asked if they have or haven’t reported them to the police. These surveys tend to show that the level of criminal activity is at least double than what it appears to be in the official crime statistics.

There are usually two types of these surveys, national and area/neighbourhood studies. National surveys are given to the whole county in which information on crimes against people is provided. Area/ neighbourhood surveys are used to target a specific neighbourhood; this is used to receive a more detailed study of the same issues.

A criticism of victim surveys is that there is no way of verifying information given by respondents as the information is anonymous . However there is a strong advantage as the participants…

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Posted on June 17, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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