The Australian component of the 2004 International Crime Victimisation Survey

Abstract

This report covers the technical details,
data collection and methodology of the Australian component of the 2004
International Crime Victimisation Survey (ICVS). The ICVS is designed to provide
estimates of criminal victimisation for selected crimes and public perceptions
of crime, and to make international comparisons using a common questionnaire
across participating countries. It also provides details about the nature of
these crimes and their outcomes, including reporting to the police. The sample
for the Australian component of the 2004 ICVS consisted of a random national
sample of 6000 respondents and a booster sample of 1001 migrants from Vietnam
and the Middle East. The report covers the content of the questionnaire used;
sample design and selection; an analysis of the sample; survey weights; and a
comparison with the 2000 ICVS. The questionnaire itself is included as an
appendix.