Sample Sizea Data Collection Mode Response Rates
100% from participating 18,000 jurisdictions Administrative records NA
n = 143,122 individuals interviewed, male and female, 12+ years, from 79,802 households (2011) Interviewer administered. In-person interview on first and last waves. Telephone interview on other waves, to the extent feasible 2011—88% for individual respondents
n = 4,008, female only, 18+ years Interviewer administered with cold telephone contact on wave 1, with subsequent waves also administered with telephone interview 34% response rateb 85% participation rate
n = 16,000, male and female, 18+ years Interviewer administered with cold telephone contact 34% response rateb 72% participation rate for females and 69% participation rate for malesc
n = 233 institutions n = 4,446 female college students Interviewer administered. Presurvey letter followed by telephone interview 67% response rate,b with 86% participation rate
n = 18,049 (2010), male and female, 18+ years Interviewer administered with cold telephone contact 2010—34% response rate

NOTE: AAPOR = American Association for Public Opinion Research, PSUs = primary sampling units.

SOURCES: Data from Black et al. (2011); Bureau of Justice Statistics (n.d.-b); Federal Bureau of Investigation (2004); Fisher, Cullen, and Turner (2000); Kilpatrick, Edmunds, and Seymour (1992); Tjaden and Thoennes (2000).



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