Victimization, Perceive Crime Ad The Justice System Essay

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Data and Variables
This study is influenced by variables that have been gathered from the General Social Survey on Victimization. The information from the survey dates back to 2009, and focuses specifically on Crime and Justice, and well as Society and Community. The data set consist of 554 different variables, and 19422 cases from all provinces within Canada excluding territories. The data was collected by Statistics Canada on behalf of those who have been victimized. Also known as Cycle 23, the data collected only survey those who were 15 years of age and above. The purpose of this survey is to understand how Canadians, through their experiences of victimization, perceive crime ad the justice system.
Since not all provinces have the same population within, a sample was gathered from each province as a representative of the overall population. When analyzing the province of resident of each respondent, Ontario and Quebec have the largest samples because they consist of the largest populations. On the contrary, Newfoundland and Labrador, along with Prince Edward Island have the smallest samples because the population of those provinces are lower compared to other provinces. Samples of each population act as a representatives to the population for many reasons. The main reasons are that it is very difficult to interview every single household within a country. Not all information will be accurate, and not all variables apply to some individuals. Therefore it is possible

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