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.