Presentation on theme: "Center for Survey Research Penn State Harrisburg Preliminary Findings as of June 24, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Center for Survey Research Penn State Harrisburg Preliminary Findings as of June 24, 2013
Goal: 750 Completed telephone interviews Eligibility requirements: Self-identified crime victims Age 18 or older Pennsylvania residents only Random digit dial sample – landlines only Began survey fielding on May 20, 2013 Anticipate completing the survey in early August
Preliminary findings as of June 24, Completed Phone Interviews Data is not cleaned or weighted
Age Minimum Age20 Maximum Age94 Mean Age of Respondent56.7
NumberPercent Less than high school112.9% H.S. diploma or GED8422.1% Some college6817.9% Two-year technical degree % Four-year college graduate % Graduate work8422.1%
*Respondents could select all that apply.
Many of the following questions refer to the crime with the most impact.
Why didnt you report your crime to the police? (Select all that apply) Percent Other reason*51.4% I didnt think it was necessary 27.0% I didnt think the police could do anything to help 15.3% *Most popular responses included: Credit card company or bank handled the situation
Who informed you of your rights as a crime victim? (Select all that apply) Percent Law enforcement agency75.6% Victim advocate/Victim service agency 26.0% Prosecutors office18.7%
Percent Did not use any services67.9% Counseling/Therapy12.6% Understanding the legal process12.4% Registering for court notifications10.0% Advocacy6.1% Court accompaniment5.3% Victims Compensation Assistance5.0% Other services5.0% Assistance with victim impact statements3.7% Registering for offender release notifications3.7% Understanding post sentencing/dispositions3.4% Medical advocacy and accompaniment3.2% Hotlines3.2% Shelter services1.8% *Respondents could select all that apply.