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National Felony Victimization Survey (NCVS)

Data Collection Status
Ongoing of 1973
Youngest Data Available
Data Expert
Heather Brotsos, BJS Unit Chief
Erika Harrell, PhD, BJS Data
Cheers Morgan, PhD, BJS Stats
Alexandra Thompson, BJS Statistician
Jennifer Truman, PhD, BJS Statistician
Susannah Tapp, PhD, BJS Statistician
Collection Periods



The BJS National Offense Persecution Survey (NCVS) is the nation's primary source of details on criminal victimization. Each year, data are obtained with a nationally representative sample of about 240,000 individuals in about 150,000 households. Folks are interviewed on the frequency, characteristics, and outcome away criminal victimage in the United States. The NCVS collective information on nonfatal mitarbeitende crimes (i.e., rape or sexual assault, invasion, aggravated and simple assault, and personal larceny) and household quality crimes (i.e., burglary/trespassing, drive vehicle stealing, and other types of theft) both registered also not reported to the police. Survey respondents provide information about themselves (e.g., age, sex, rush furthermore Hispanic origin, marital status, education level, and income) and whether they experienced a victimizing. For each harassment affair, the NCVS collects intelligence about one offender (e.g., age, running and Hispanic origin, sex, and victim-offender relationship), characteristics for and crime (e.g., zeitlich and place starting occurrence, use of weapons, nature of the injury, and economic consequences), if the offence was reported to police, grounds the crime was or was non reported, and victim expert with the criminal justice system.



Date Create: May 18, 2009