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The following dataset is now available from the National Digital
Archive of Datasets:

CRDA/2/DS/9: Home Office: British Crime Survey: 2001 Survey (Type A
questionnaire)

The British Crime Survey (BCS) is a survey conducted by the Home Office
at periodic intervals since 1982, which asks a sample of the population
about their experiences as victims of crime in the previous year, and
about their attitudes towards crime and the criminal justice system.
The survey provides a measure of the true extent of crime, and is used
by the Home Office to complement statistics derived from crimes
reported to the police.

In 2001 the BCS moved to an annual cycle, with a target sample of
40,000 households in England and Wales, consisting of a representative
cross-section of 37,000 households and a special booster sample of
3,000 non-white adults. Significant changes were made to the design of
the 2001 British Crime Survey compared with previous sweeps. The two
main changes introduced in 2001 were an increase in the sample size,
and a move towards continuous sampling fieldwork with a different
reference period from that used on previous sweeps. A 'spliced' design
was used during the first six months of 2001. About half of those
interviewed were sampled using the old BCS methodology and the
traditional recall period (Type A interviews), and half were sampled
using the continuous sampling design and new recall period (Type B
interviews). Results in this dataset relate to the Type A sample that
replicates the old BCS design, and are based on 8,985 respondents.

See the Series Catalogue http://ndad.ulcc.ac.uk/CRDA/2/detail.html
for further details.

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