The representative population survey “Security and Crime in Germany” (SKiD) is a nationwide victim survey of people aged 16 and over. The survey aims to record not only known crimes (so-called “bright field”) but also crimes that are not known to the police (so-called “dark field”). The core questionnaire, which is used in all 16 federal states, covers the following topics:
- Victimization experiences,
- Display readiness,
- Fear of crime,
- Experiences with and attitudes toward the police,
- Characteristics of the living environment,
- sociodemographic characteristics.
Furthermore, additional questions are asked in 2 states.