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Ansätze und Datenquellen in der Kriminalitätsmessung – Ein Überblick zu den oﬀen zugänglichen WISIND-Daten
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung, Vol. 84 (2015), Iss. 2 : pp. 69–101
Mathias Bug, DIW Berlin – Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
The WISIND (The system of economic indicators to measure security and security provision in Germany) research project not only measures the multiple threats caused by crimes committed willfully and directly affecting the individual but also the personal fear of such crimes. Extensive (survey) data was collected and integrated in to existing data. This article outlines the composition of the WISIND indicators for crime and fear of crime, explicitly detailing how data were integrated, whether from newly collected data or existing official statistics. The newly collected data include, among others, communication data from digital social networks, a media analysis, and extensive survey data on the effect of crime on the individual, fear of crime and assessments of crime severity. A methodological overview of data collected during the WISIND project is also provided in order to facilitate data usage via the GESIS data service.