Urban Crime Victimization Survey (UCVS)

Published: 23 November 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/3p7ty852nw.1
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Armand Mboutchouang Kountchou

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the Urban Crime Victimization Survey (UCVS), a survey conducted between September and October 2016 throughout the seven administrative districts of Yaoundé city. The UCVS’s sampling design was based on a geographical stratification (seven strata retained matching each administrative district) and the use of a multistage-stage sampling procedure to select respondents. At the first stage, a total of 55 Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) within strata was randomly drawn with equal probability and without handing-over. In the absence of listing of households’ addresses or any voter registration roll, a systematic sampling approach was used to select 15 households in each sampled PSU at the second stage. Thus, enumerators were told to walk in a given direction from a central point in the PSU and attempt to interview households at a rate of one over five without exceeding the quota of 15 households to visit in each PSU. In total, 812 households were visited. The strategy in each household consisted to interview prior the household head (or direct representative) and another household member aged 18 or above. A total of 1,428 respondents (of whom 745 household heads) were face-to-face interviewed with an overall responding rate of 91.74%.

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the Urban Crime Victimization Survey (UCVS), a survey conducted between September and October 2016 throughout the seven administrative districts of Yaoundé city. The UCVS’s sampling design was based on a geographical stratification (seven strata retained matching each administrative district) and the use of a multistage-stage sampling procedure to select respondents. At the first stage, a total of 55 Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) within strata was randomly drawn with equal probability and without handing-over. In the absence of listing of households’ addresses or any voter registration roll, a systematic sampling approach was used to select 15 households in each sampled PSU at the second stage. Thus, enumerators were told to walk in a given direction from a central point in the PSU and attempt to interview households at a rate of one over five without exceeding the quota of 15 households to visit in each PSU. In total, 812 households were visited. The strategy in each household consisted to interview prior the household head (or direct representative) and another household member aged 18 or above. A total of 1,428 respondents (of whom 745 household heads) were face-to-face interviewed with an overall responding rate of 91.74%.

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Universite de Dschang Faculte des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion, African Economic Research Consortium

Categories

Perception, Crime Victim, Crime, Household

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