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National Crime Victimization Survey

  • By: Sarah Koon-Magnin
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is one of the primary sources of data about the nature and extent of crime in the United States. Started in 1973 as the National Crime Survey, the NCVS uses a random sample of households ...

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