Fraud victimization survey, 1990 [electronic resource] : (United States).

Boyle, John M., 1947- [Browse]
Data file
Ann Arbor, MI : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992.
Extent of collection: 2 data files + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + data collection instrument.


Restrictions note
Use of these data is restricted to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff for non-commercial statistical analysis and research purposes only.
Summary note
The fraud victimization survey was administered by telephone to 400 respondents 18 years or older. Screener items were used to determine whether respondents had been fraud victims. Respondents with victimizations to report were administered the incident report items for up to five fraud incidents. The collection contains two general groups of variables: those pertaining to the individual respondent (Part 1), and those pertaining to the fraud incident (Part 2). Personal information includes basic demographic information (age, race, sex, income) and information about experiences as a victim of crimes other than fraud (robbery, assault, burglary, vehicle theft). Specific questions about fraud victimization experiences distinguished among twenty different types of fraud, including sales of misrepresented products or services, nondelivery of promised work or services, various types of confidence schemes, and fraud relating to credit cards, charities, health products, insurance, investments, or prizes. For each type of fraud the respondent had experienced, a series of questions was asked covering the time, place, and circumstances of the incident, the relationship of the respondent to the person attempting to defraud, the response of the respondent and of other agencies and organizations to the incident, and the financial, psychological, and physical consequences of the victimization experience.
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  • Title from title screen (viewed on March 3, 2006).
Type of data
Extent of collection: 2 data files + machine-readable documentation (PDF) + data collection instrument.
Time and place of event
  • Date(s) of collection: May 24, 1991-June 22, 1991.
  • Time period: 1990.
Geographic coverage
Geographic coverage: United States.
Funding information
  • Funding agency: United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice.
  • Grant number: OJP-90-N-247.
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Data format: card image.
  • Extent of processing: CONCHK.PR/ UNDOCCHK.PR/ MDATA.
Methodology note
  • Data source: personal interviews.
  • Sample: multistage, stratified, clustered sampling design.
  • Universe: all persons in the United States 18 years of age and older.
Cite as
Boyle, John M. FRAUD VICTIMIZATION SURVEY, 1990: [UNITED STATES] [Computer file]. New York, NY: Schulman, Ronca, and Bucuvalas, Inc. [producer], 1991. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992.
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