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|Title:||British Crime Survey 2007-2008: Unrestricted Access Teaching Dataset|
|Series:||UK Data Service Unrestricted Access Teaching Datasets|
|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
BMRB. 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, 2007-2008, (BCS) from which this dataset has been compiled. The depositors would like to thank the Home Office for their permission to repurpose the data.
The dataset was prepared by Sarah King-Hele of the Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research, University of Manchester.
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The British Crime Survey 2007-2008: Unrestricted Access Teaching Dataset is based on the British Crime Survey, 2007-2008 (available from the UK Data Archive under SN 6066) and constitutes real data which are used by the Home Office and are behind many media headlines. The teaching dataset is a subset which has been subjected to certain simplifications and additions for the purpose of learning and teaching. (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 main differences are:
Differences between the unrestricted dataset and the standard access BCS teaching dataset:
Note that SN 6561, the British Crime Survey 2007-2008: Teaching Dataset contains a larger subset of BCS 2007-2008 variables than the unrestricted version, and is only available to registered users of the UK Data Service.
The variables cover:
|Time period:||The BCS covers experiences of crime in the 12 months prior to interview|
|Dates of fieldwork:||April 2007 - March 2008|
|Country:||England and Wales|
No spatial unit
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Adults aged 16 and over in private households in England and Wales during 2007-2008.
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
The BCS is an annual cross-sectional study, but this teaching dataset has been compiled using only data from the 2007-2008 survey.
Multi-stage stratified random sample
|Number of units:||11,676 cases|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Compilation or synthesis of existing material
The BCS is collected by a face-to-face interview but the teaching dataset has been created by simplifying and altering the original data.
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See documentation for details.|
The data are taken from the British Crime Survey, 2007-2008, which is available from the UK Data Archive under SN 6066.
|CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS||CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY||CRIMINAL DAMAGE|
|CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND|
|ENGLAND AND WALES||ETHNIC GROUPS||FEAR OF CRIME|
|HOUSING TENURE||LAW ENFORCEMENT||MARITAL STATUS|
|RACIAL DISCRIMINATION||REFUSE||RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY|
|ROBBERY||RURAL AREAS||SAFETY AND SECURITY|
|SEXUAL ASSAULT||SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE||SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS|
|TEACHING PACKAGES||THEFT||URBAN AREAS|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||10 November 2011|
|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 not required.|
|Please note:||This unrestricted access teaching dataset is freely available to download under an Open Government Licence.|
|Availability:||UK Data Service|
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Zip files contain data, documentation and licence details
|SPSS (Zip)||1190[MD5Checksum: 03E55C37AD221E55B6490D431B57462B]|
|Stata (Zip)||1108[MD5Checksum: 028EA6225770A635C5C1C08B63CA1805]|
|Tab-delimited (Zip)||1349[MD5Checksum: 548B7E77D70FA0DB16A946E264DCDA80]|
|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|Notes for Teachers||6891_notes_for_teachers.pdf||558|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_6891_Information.htm||7|
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