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|Title:||British Crime Survey, 2000: Teaching Dataset|
|Depositor:||University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. ESDS Government|
University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. ESDS Government
|Original data producer(s):||
Home Office. Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
National Centre for Social Research
Economic and Social Research Council
Higher Education Funding Councils. Joint Information Systems Committee
The Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) were funded to compile this teaching dataset by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
The Home Office funded the main British Crime Survey, 2000, from which this dataset has been compiled, and the National Centre for Social Research collected the original data.
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The British Crime Survey, 2000 (BCS) Teaching Dataset has been prepared solely for the purpose of teaching and student use. The dataset will help class tutors to incorporate empirical data into their courses and thus to develop student skills in quantitative methods of analysis. Many of the names of the variables and value labels are those used in the original BCS files. However, some variables have been recoded for ease of use and may vary from the original BCS data. The original BCS 2000 dataset is held at the UKDA under SN:4463. (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.)
The BCS teaching dataset contains 55 variables taken from and 19,411 cases, taken from the main BCS 2000 survey (see under SN:4463). The cases are drawn from the core sample of adults aged 16 and over, resident in England and Wales. The original BCS 2000 dataset also contained an ethnic minority booster sample, but this has been excluded from the teaching dataset to avoid complexity.
Most of the variables included within the teaching dataset are individual variables, and require individual based analysis. It is important to use the individual weight variable (weighta) where such analysis is concerned. A few household variables are also included in the file, however, such as 'mottheft', 'motstole' or 'yrdeface'. The household weight variable (weightb) should be used for the analysis of these variables.
Topics covered in the data include accommodation, area of residence, socio-demographic characteristics, economic status, educational attainment, social class, fear of crime, crime rate and other related problems in the area and personal experience of crime.
|Dates of fieldwork:||2000 - 1st January 1999 to date of interview (13-14 months)|
|Country:||England and Wales|
Standard Statistical Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
National sample of households and individuals aged 16 and over in England and Wales. One adult selected per household.
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
compiled using data from the 2000 wave of the BCS, a repeated cross-sectional study
Multi-stage stratified random sample
|Number of units:||19,411 cases|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Self-completion
survey conducted using laptop computers (CAPI)
|Weighting:||Please see documentation for details of weighting variables|
British Crime Survey, 2000 (held under SN:4463).
|BURGLARY||CRIME VICTIMS||CRIMINAL DAMAGE|
|DRUG ABUSE||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND|
|FEAR OF CRIME||FINANCIAL RESOURCES||GENDER|
|HOUSING CONDITIONS||INCOME||MARITAL STATUS|
|MOTOR VEHICLES||POLICE SERVICES||RACIAL CONFLICT|
|SAFETY AND SECURITY||SEXUAL OFFENCES||SOCIAL CLASS|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||20 November 2003|
|Copyright:||Crown copyright held jointly with the Economic and Social Data Service. 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.|
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|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_4740_Information.htm||7|
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Data from the British Crime Survey, 2000: Teaching Dataset has been used for the following textbook:
Tarling, R. (2008) Statistical modelling for social researchers: principles and practice, Oxford: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-44840-6. The book's companion web site includes downloadable datasets and further information: retrieved 26 January, 2009, from http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415448406/links.asp.