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ZA6631: Safety in Private Surroundings

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin (2017): Safety in Private Surroundings. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6631 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6631
TitleSafety in Private Surroundings
Current Version1.0.0, 2017-9-29,
Date of Collection01.03.2017 - 14.03.2017
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung, Berlin


AbstractSafety in private surroundings. Victimization experiences and protective measures. Expectations to policy. Topics: assessment of internal security in Germany; development of internal security in the last decade; General feeling of security in the personal environment currently and compared to ten years ago; priority of freedom or security; feeling of security on day and night-time at various locations; causes of the concern to become a victim of a crime. Experiences and measures: personal experiences with crime and violence as well as of people in the acquaintance or kinship circle (victimization); measures of private protection against criminal acts; reasons why these precautions have not been taken so far; knowledge and use of government grants for private protection; interest in financial subsidies; knowledge of selected measures of the Federal Government for greater security in the country; assessment of enforced security measures by the Federal Government (e.g. reinforcement of security authorities, reintroduction of data retention, foot cuffs, etc.). Expectations towards politics: trust in internal security institutions (police, constitution, prosecution, courts); responsibility for internal security (state, individual citizen); assessment of proposed security measures in the public debate (e.g. increasing police size, faster deportation of foreign offenders, stricter penalties, etc.). Internet crime: frequency of Internet use; concerns related to Internet use; experiences with selected threats on the Internet (e.g. virus attack, fraud in an online business); assessment of data protection in Germany; weighing of freedom and security in data protection; party preference. Demography: age; degree; highest educational degree; employment; occupational position; marital status; housing situation; owner or tenant; denomination; Income (categorized). Additionally coded was: respondent ID; federal state; city size (Politische Gemeindegrößenklassen).
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • Political Issues
  • Legal system, Legislation, Law
Topics Topics
  • 6.1 Legislation
  • 6.2 Crime
  • 6.3 Legal systems


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePopulation aged 18 years and over
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data Collectordimap Institut für Markt- und Politikforschung, Bonn
Date of Collection
  • 01.03.2017 - 14.03.2017

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2017-9-29 first archive edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe study was conducted on behalf of the Federal Press Office.
Number of Units: 1002
Number of Variables: 124
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata, CSV


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Research Data Centre
  • Surveys commissioned by the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
    The ´Press and Information Office of the Federal Government´ (Presse- und Informationsamt der Bundesregierung) infoms citizens and media about the work of the federal government. Above all the office informs the federal government of the news in Germany and worldwide and explores the public opinion.