Replicating Victimization Surveys in 12 Urban Jurisdictions

Steven K. Smith, Bureau of Justice Statistics

This paper presents the substantive and methodological results from the use of a new technology for implementing victimization surveys at the city level. Using technology developed by BJS, surveys have been implemented in 12 jurisdictions and these surveys provide the basis for local estimates of crime victimization. The prospects for replicating these methods to other jurisdictions are addressed.

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Updated 05/20/2006