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Criminal Victimization and Perceptions of Community Safety in 12 Cities, 1998

NCJ Number
173940
Date Published
May 1999
Author(s)
Steven K. Smith, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics; Greg W. Steadman, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Todd D. Minton, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Meg Townsend, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
Presents survey data from 12 cities regarding criminal victimization and residents' attitudes toward their neighborhood, their city, and the local policing services.
Abstract

Presents survey data from 12 cities regarding criminal victimization and residents' attitudes toward their neighborhood, their city, and the local policing services. For the first time in 20 years, BJS in joint effort with the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) conducted city-level surveys on crime victimization. These city surveys, different from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), used Random Digit Dialing (RDD) to contact households. Participating cities are -- Chicago, IL, Kansas City, MO, Knoxville, TN, Los Angeles, CA, Madison, WI, New York, NY, San Diego, CA, Savannah, GA, Spokane, WA, Springfield, MA, Tucson, AZ, and Washington, DC. Unlike the NCVS, findings from these surveys do not represent national estimates.

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