The Etat 4001 is a dataset based on a terminology of 107 indexes corresponding to the nature of offences recorded by the police and the gendarmerie. By grouping together several of the indicators in this database, the ONDRP created four new indicators with a view to analysing the trends of different criminal phenomena: wilful attacks against a person's physical integrity, property crime, crimes detected by the gendarmerie and police departments, and economic and financial crimes and fraud. Crimes not fitting the description of one of these four indicators come under the heading "other crimes".
The ONDRP also uses the findings of the "Living environment and security" crime victimisation surveys it conducts together with Insee and the Ministry of the Interior. This is one of the surveys that Insee carries out on the living conditions of French citizens and the findings of which are primarily used by the ONDRP. There are several surveys on a variety of themes, including time use, transport and travel practices, spending, new technologies or holidays. The "Living environment and security" survey, for its part, addresses victimisation and the perception of crime among the French population.
This dictionary first and foremost sets out to lay down the main methodological guidelines for the ONDRP's publications on the findings of the "Living environment and security" crime victimisation survey. It is intended to serve as a benchmark for all of the ONDRP's publications based wholly or partially on this source.