Industrialized countries

Key statistics from the International Crime Victims Surveys
By John van Kesteren

Tables are from: Van Dijk, J.J.M., van Kesteren, J.N. & Smit, P. (2008). Criminal Victimisation in International Perspective, Key findings from the 2004-2005 ICVS and EU ICS. Den Haag: Boom Juridische Uitgevers.

  • One year prevalence victimisation rates in main cities (percentages) 1989-2005 ICVS and 2005 EU ICS Table A8
  • One year prevalence victimisation rates in countries (percentages). 1989-2005 ICVS and 2005 EU ICS Table A13
  • One year prevalence victimisation rates in main cities (percentages). 1989-2005 ICVS and 2005 EU ICS Table A14
  • Ownership of vehicles (percentages) and and one year prevalence rates of victimization for owners (percentages) in countries. 1989 – 2005 ICVS and 2005 EU ICS Table A15
  • Ownership of vehicles (percentages) and one year prevalence rates of victimization for owners (percentages) in capital cities. 1989 – 2005 ICVS and 2005 EU ICS Table A 16
  • Reporting to the police in countries: 1 year rates for 9 crimes together and 5 year rates for the individual crimes (percentages). 1989 – 2005 ICVS and 2005 EU ICS Table A 17
  • Reporting to the police in main cities: 1 year rates for 9 crimes together and 5 year rates for the individual crimes (percentages). 1989 – 2005 ICVS and 2005 EU ICS Table A 18
  • Reporting to the police for 5 crimes, satisfied witht the report for 5 crimes together and for the individual crimes, victim support and whether victim support would have been useful. 1996 – 2005 ICVS and 2005 EU ICS. Percentages for satisfaction and victim support apply to the last of each crime in a period of 5 years Table A19
  • Reporting to the police for 5 crimes, satisfied witht the report for 5 crimes together and for the individual crimes, victim support and whether victim support would have been useful. 1996 – 2005 ICVS and 2005 EU ICS. Percentages for satisfaction and victim support apply to the last of each crime in a period of 5 years Table A20
  • Do the police do a good job in controlling crime in your local area (percentage good plus very good) in countries and main cities. 1989 – 2005 ICVS and 2005 EU ICS* Table A 21
  • Reactions to crime: Home security measures, people prefering a prison sentence for a recidivist burglar, feelings of unsafety on the streets and assessment of burglary risks (percentages) in countries. 1989 – 2005 ICVS and 2005 EU ICS Table A22
  • Reactions to crime: Home security measures, people prefering a prison sentence for a recidivist burglar, feelings of unsafety on the streets and assessment of burglary risks (percentages) in capital cities. 2001 – 2005 ICVS and 2005 EU ICS Table A 23