National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)

Incarceration Snapshot

The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is a nationally representative survey that collects data on personal and household victimization. The NCVS has four primary objectives: 1) Collects information on victims and consequences of crime; 2) Estimates crime not reported to police; 3) Provides uniform measures of select types of crime; 4) Allows for comparisons over time and types of areas. Specific questions asked pertain to type of crime; date; location; relationship to offender; property lost; if reported to police—if not, why; and offender’s use of weapons, drugs, and alcohol.

Suggested Citation:
National Center for Family & Marriage Research. Measures Snapshots: Name of Data Set.
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Updated: 12/11/2017 02:53PM