National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)

The NCVS series, previously called the National Crime Surveys (NCS), has been collecting data on personal and household victimization through an ongoing survey of a nationally representative sample of residential addresses since 1973. The four primary objectives of the effort include: 1) to develop detailed information about the victims and consequences of crime; 2) to estimate the number and types of crimes not reported to the police; 3) to provide uniform measures of selected types of crimes; and 4) to permit comparisons over time and geographic areas. Basic demographic information such as age, race, gender, and income is also collected to enable analysis of crime by various subpopulations.

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Maintainer U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ)/Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Last Updated August 27, 2021, 22:52 (UTC)
Created December 2, 2019, 19:35 (UTC)