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United Nations World Crime Surveys: First Survey, 1970-1975 and Second Survey, 1975-1980

Metadata Updated: November 28, 2023

The United Nations began its World Crime Surveys in 1978. The first survey collected statistics on a small range of offenses and on the criminal justice process for the years 1970-1975. The second survey collected data on a wide range of offenses, offenders, and criminal justice process data for the years 1975-1980. Several factors make these two collections difficult to use in combination. Some 25 percent of those countries responding to the first survey did not respond to the second and, similarly, some 30 percent of those responding to the second survey did not respond to the first. In addition, many questions asked in the second survey were not asked in the first survey. This data collection represents the efforts of the investigators to combine, revise, and recheck the data of the first two surveys. The data are divided into two parts. Part 1 comprises all data on offenses and on some criminal justice personnel. Crime data are entered for 1970 through 1980. In most cases 1975 is entered twice, since both surveys collected data for this year. Part 2 includes data on offenders, prosecutions, convictions, and prisons. Data are entered for 1970 through 1980, for every even year.

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Metadata Created Date August 18, 2021
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023

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Harvested from DOJ JSON

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 18, 2021
Metadata Updated Date November 28, 2023
Publisher Bureau of Justice Statistics
Identifier 2192
Data First Published 1991-10-23T00:00:00
Language eng
Data Last Modified 2006-01-12T00:00:00
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 011:21
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Harvest Source Title DOJ JSON
Program Code 011:061
Publisher Hierarchy Office of Justice Programs > Bureau of Justice Statistics
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Source Hash 94e34d2a2b56f9e153c584e3bba7aebabc2a86b1f1399b10c6289966e0ba05f7
Source Schema Version 1.1

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