National Crime Victimization Survey

NCVS is the nation's primary source of information on criminal victimization. Each year, data are obtained from a nationally representative sample of about 40,000 households comprising nearly 75,000 persons on the frequency, characteristics and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States. Each household is interviewed twice during the year. The survey enables BJS to estimate the likelihood of victimization by rape, sexual assault, robbery, assault, theft, household burglary, and motor vehicle theft for the population as a whole as well as for segments of the population such as women, the elderly, members of various racial groups, city dwellers, or other groups. The NCVS provides the largest national forum for victims to describe the impact of crime and characteristics of violent offenders.

Data Attributes

Dates Collected: 
1973 - 2011
Injury Type: 
Intentional Injury

Contact Details

Bureau of Justice Statistics
810 Seventh Street, NW
20531 Washington , DC
United States
Phone: 1-202-307-0765
Information Captured: 
Sex, Age, Race, Intentional
Additional Information: 
Geographic Coverage: 
USA, sample
Back to Dataset Search