Catalogue

UK Data Service data catalogue record for:

Experience and Expression in the Fear of Crime, 2003-2004

Title details

SN: 5822
Title: Experience and Expression in the Fear of Crime, 2003-2004
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-5822-1
Depositor: Farrall, S., University of Sheffield. School of Law
Principal investigator(s): Farrall, S., University of Sheffield. School of Law
Jackson, J., London School of Economics and Political Science. Methodology Institute
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Grant number: RES-000-23-1108

Subject Categories

Crime and law enforcement - Law, crime and legal systems
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture

Abstract

The Experience and Expression in the Fear of Crime, 2003-2004 dataset comprises a secondary data analysis of the main British Crime Survey, 2003-2004 (BCS) (held at the UK Data Archive under SN 5324), and also includes some data taken from a previous survey undertaken by Dr. Jackson. With regard to the BCS data, a particular set of questions on the frequency of the fear of crime was analysed; no new variables were produced as a result, but some new codings of the existing BCS variables are included in this dataset. See documentation for further details. (Note that the main British Crime Survey has now become the Crime Survey for England and Wales, but titles of older studies in the series remain the same.)

Further information about the project may be found on the Experience and Expression in the Fear of Crime ESRC award web page.

An earlier dataset covering similar topics, Measuring the Fear of Crime with Greater Accuracy, 2002, is also held at the UKDA under SN 4665.


Main Topics:
Topics covered include fear of crime, perceived effectiveness of the criminal justice system (CJS), perceptions of the police, victimisation and experience of crime and violence, demographic and household characteristics, local area characteristics, and perceptions of anti-social behaviour in the local area.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: BCS data were collected between April 2003-March 2004
Country: England and Wales
Spatial units: Government Office Regions
Standard Statistical Regions
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National; Subnational
Respondents to the BCS 2003-2004, and to an earlier survey conducted in Northumberland.
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: See the main BCS 2003-2004 for details of sampling.
Number of units: 4,448 cases
Method of data collection: Transcription of existing materials
See the main BCS 2003-2004 for details of data collection.
Weighting: Weighting variables included; see the main BCS 2003-2004 for details of weighting.
Data sources: Data are included from the BCS 2003-2004, held under SN 5324.

Keywords

AGEANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOURANXIETY
ASSAULTBICYCLESBURGLARY
CHILDRENCOMMUNITIESCRIME
CRIME VICTIMSCRIMINAL DAMAGECRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
DEBILITATIVE ILLNESSDOMESTIC VIOLENCEDRUG TRAFFICKING
ECONOMIC ACTIVITYEMPLOYEESEMPLOYMENT
ENGLAND AND WALESETHNIC GROUPSFEAR OF CRIME
GENDERHOME CONTENTS INSURANCEHOUSEHOLD INCOME
HOUSEHOLDSHOUSING AGEHOUSING CONDITIONS
HOUSING TENUREINJURIESINTRUDER ALARM SYSTEMS
MARITAL STATUSMOTOR VEHICLESNATIONALITY
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEMESNEIGHBOURHOODSNEWSPAPERS
PERFORMANCEPLACE OF BIRTHPOLICE SERVICES
PRISONSPROBATIONQUALIFICATIONS
QUALITY OF LIFERACIAL CONFLICTRELIGIOUS AFFILIATION
RESIDENTIAL MOBILITYROAD TRAFFICROBBERY
SECURITY SYSTEMSSELF-EMPLOYEDSEXUAL OFFENCES
SMALL BUSINESSESSMOKINGSOCIAL CLASS
SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUSSUPERVISORY STATUSTHEFT
TRUSTVAGRANTSVISITS TO RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONSWEAPONS

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 16 April 2008
Copyright: Copyright S. Farrall and J. Jackson. The original British Crime Survey data remains Crown copyright. Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland.
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
Contact: Get in touch

Documentation

TitleFile NameSize (KB)
End-of-Award Report 5822report.pdf 705
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_5822_Information.htm 18
READ File read5822.htm 11

Related studies:

Measuring the Fear of Crime with Greater Accuracy, 2002 (SN 4665)

Publications

By principal investigator(s):
Farrall, S., Jackson, J. and Gray, E. (2006) Everyday emotion and the fear of crime: preliminary findings from experience and expression, Working Paper No. 1, ESRC Grant RES-000-23-1108.

Jackson, J., Farrall, S. and Gray, E. (2006) The provenance of fear, Working Paper No. 2, ESRC Grant RES-000-23-1108.

Gray, E., Jackson, J. and Farrall, S. (2006) Reassessing the fear of crime: frequencies and correlates of old and new measures, Working Paper No. 3, ESRC Grant RES-000-23-1108.

Farrall, S., Gray, E. and Jackson, J. (2007) Combining the new and old measures of the fear of crime: exploring the ‘Worried Well’, Working Paper No. 4, ESRC Grant RES-000-23-1108.

Farrall, S., Gray, E. and Jackson, J. (2007) Theorising the fear of crime: the cultural and social significance of insecurities about crime, Working Paper No. 5, ESRC Grant RES-000-23-1108.

Gray, E., Farrall, S. and Jackson, J. (2007) Experience and expression; conversations about crime, place and community, Working Paper No. 6, ESRC Grant ESRC Grant RES-000-23-1108.

Jackson, J., Farrall, S. and Gray, E. (2007) Experience and expression in the fear of crime, Working Paper No. 7, ESRC Grant RES-000-23-1108.

Gray, E., Jackson, J. and Farrall, S. (2008) 'Reassessing fear of crime in England and Wales', European Journal of Criminology, 5(3).

Resulting from secondary analysis:

Variables

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