by Renée ZAUBERMAN, Philippe ROBERT, Sophie NÉVANEN, Emmanuel DIDIER – january 2007


The CESDIP has a long history of research on victimisation and insecurity, including surveys conducted directly by the Centre, such as the city surveys discussed in the December 2006 (Questions Pénales, XIX.5) edition of Penal Issues, as well as secondary analyses on data provided by national and the regional public agencies. In this issue, Philippe ROBERT, Renée ZAUBERMAN, Sophie NEVANEN and Emmanuel DIDIER discuss their analysis of data from a survey conducted by the Institut d’aménagement et d’urbanisme de la région Île-de-France (IAURIF) in the Île-de-France region in 2003.


The present paper concentrates on three of the many distinctive contributions of surveys on victimisation and insecurity : the unequal distribution of victimisation within the population ; holding the sort of victimisation constant, the variety of victims’ profiles ; and last, the comparison of survey findings with the more traditional source of measurement of crime, namely police statistics.



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