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Abstract

The aims of the survey were primarily to investigate offending amongst young people and how this differs by lifestyle and demographic factors and to look at the way the pattern of offending changes with age. This study was the second sweep of the YLS - the first was conducted in 1992-1993 (young people and crime survey).

Main Topics/Subject Category
Lifestyles: schooling, work, training, unemployment, income and expenditure, family life, housing and experience of leaving home, leisure activities, fear of crime, victimisation, contact with police, smoking, drinking, illegal drugs, offending
Variables
http://www.esds.ac.uk/findi[…]&class=0&from=sn#gs
Keywords
England and Wales, yorkshire east riding, crime, life styles, young offenders, youth, youth courts, youth crime, youth culture
Identifier Variables
LA, standard regions
Economic/Subject Categories
Lifestyle
Area of Health System
Other
Data Available
Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
Social and Community Planning Research
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
1998, 1999
Unit of Analysis
Individual
Sample

Approximately 4866 young people aged 18-30 living in private households in England and Wales between October 1998 and January 1999

Availability
ESDS Access and Preservation, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
Link
http://www.esds.ac.uk/findi[…]45&key=Youth+Lifestyles
Contact
help@esds.ac.uk
Publications
http://www.esds.ac.uk/findingData/publicationListForSN.asp?sn=4345