Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime : Waves 1-4, 1997-2001

The study aims to further understand young peoples' involvement in criminal behaviour and explore the striking differences in offences and anti-social behaviour between males and females.

This is a longitudinal study involving an entire year group of children, namely those eligible to start first year of secondary school in the City of Edinburgh in 1998. The cohort comprises approximately 4,300 young people, aged between 11.5 and 12.5 years at the start of the study. Annual sweeps of data collection are conducted, with the intention of tracking the cohort through their teenage years and into early adulthood.

Spatial Coverage: 
Data Creator: 
Smith, D.J. (University of Edinburgh. School of Law)
Time Period: 

Longitudinal/panel/cohort. 1997 - 2001

Data Publisher:


Machine-readable documentation in Adobe PDF.


Persistent identifier:10.5255/UKDA-SN-4800-1

File Descriptions: 


  • *.por are SPSS portable files
  • *.pdf are the portable document files
  • *.txt are the readme and citation ASCII text files.


File Storage: 

Survey written to CD-ROM 1/7/04.


SPSS portable files.

UKDA Study Number: 
Data Access: 

Users must register with the Data Archive before receiving a copy of data files. Edinburgh University users may contact the Data Library for access.