Click here for the British Crime Survey questions used in 2008.

Officially described as a questionnaire, the survey is actually a list of questions used by an interviewer.

Find answers to the following:

  1. How long is the ‘questionnaire’?
  2. The interviewer is given very strict guidelines about what they should say. Why is this important?
  3. The first few questions are asking for specific details about the interviewee, household, and how long they have occupied the dwelling. How might the researchers be able to use this information?
  4. What kinds of questions are asked about fear of crime?
  5. Some of the ‘worry’ questions are similar to the ‘crime problems’ questions. How does this help the researchers?
  6. Why does the interviewer give the interviewee a calendar? (page 20)
  7. Choose four other questions at random from the long list and suggest what those questions add to the research.