• A. Alvazzi del Frate. Victims of crime in the developing world. UNICRI publication No 57, Rome 1998. 

Table of Contents

National co-ordinators and contributors from developing countries


  • About crime rates and the dark figure

Chapter 1
The International Crime Victim Survey in the Developing World

  • Methodology of the ICVS in developing countries
  • The carrying out of the ICVS in developing countries

Chapter 2
Experiences of Victimisation

  • An overview of victimisation in the developing world
  • Country profiles of crime
  • Corruption and consumer fraud
  • Trends in victimisation: 1992-1996

Chapter 3
Correlates of Victimisation

  • Car recovery rates
  • Burglaries involving damage and actual theft
  • Personal injuries as the consequence of an assault
  • Place of victimisation
  • Offender's profile
  • Weapons used in committing crime
  • Victim support

Chapter 4
Crime Seriousness and Reporting to the Police

  • Perceived seriousness of victimisation experienced
  • Was it a crime?
  • Reporting to the police
  • Reporting corruption and consumer fraud
  • Reasons for reporting
  • Women victims and reporting to the police
  • Satisfaction with the police

Chapter 5
Citizens' Attitudes and Fears

  • Satisfaction with the police in controlling crime
  • Attitudes to punishment
  • Fear of crime

Chapter 6
Crime Prevention Mechanisms

  • Crime prevention at the household level
  • Burglar alarms
  • Possession of firearms for crime prevention

Chapter 7
Selected Issues for Discussion

  • Crime and development
  • 1992-1996 trends
  • Discussion on women victims