The NCVS API provides criminal victimization data from a nationally representative sample of about 90,000 households and 160,000 persons annually. Data are available on—
- personal victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, simple assault, and personal theft)
- household victimization (household burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft). Users can analyze victimization counts, rates, and percentages by selected victim, household, and incident characteristics, and crimes reported and not reported to police.
The NCVS provides the largest national forum for victims to describe crime in the United States.